Imagined Journey Animation Development

2310 P5 practice2

This was an initial timing and trying to figure how to best create the movement of the slides and shoes. I did not think the cheesy sound effects were the best use of that sense, so I ended up removing the title and sounds. Also, I was able to use the background as a practice for what the background ended as.

This is what it changed into:

2310 Proj 5

I changed the timing of the moment the shoe got lost, as well as the number of frames. I also adjusted the cropping of some frames after receiving feedback.



Exercise 5A

To brush one’s teeth is too dance. The sharp click, opening the paste, ignites the jig. It begins with the twirl of the wrist. Spinning, leaping, gliding, the brush devours the teeth in goo. Slowly, as the melody softens, the foam leave the teeth settling into a foam stage. The brush dips back, massaging and stroking the molars. The melody jumps, and water is introduced. Splashing and colliding into gums and teeth alike, the water playfully gurgles. A quick spit, a wipe of the mouth, and the squeal of the facet ends the dance with a bow.

Imagined Journey Drawn Components

I used a combination of Adobe Sketch and Photoshop to create the following components of the animation. Adobe Sketch was excellent for creating the hand-drawn aesthetic, and Photoshop helped cut and position the parts and scenes. I kept the backgrounds black and white in order to bring emphasis to the shoes and dramatize the final destination.


Imagined Journey Story

For me walking through my initial journey the feelings of confusion and lost developed into familiarity and relief. I chose to follow the story of a pair of shoes that lose each other and return to discover their final destination. Originally small, verbal comments were going to be aiding the sound aspect; however, the song, “Birthday Suit” by Cosmic Sheldrake possessed a beat that emanates the mood I felt as I journeyed.

Sensory Experience 3 Dimensional Component

I used foam core board and bristle paper to elevate components of the organic shapes. I kept the shapes white and raised the to various heights. I felt that these were a focal point in the piece because they show the finished cleanliness that comes with the brushing. I wanted the white blobs to come out of the poster as way to say, “hey, look how fresh and clean we are!”.

Sensory Experience Developement

I developed my prototype with the use of the blue as my only color. The blue is representational of the toothpaste; however, the different shades and tints of the same hues emphasize the transformation that from gross and dingy to light and clean. I use the darkest blue to push the sensation of the sharp mint cutting into one’s taste buds. I made the swirled shapes softer and less intense as they present the constant circular movement during the process. Lastly, the organic forms (originally plain white circles) were added into order to express the change in the tooth paste as it coats the teeth. I also included the frames to present the viewer with the message of contained chaos. Notice how the patterns circle each other- this was done to remind the audience that this is a daily process that is included in the cycle of most. The final adjustment of the perspective intent is to prevent the design from being too static. Brushing teeth is a mindless, simple act, yet the toothbrush, paste, and water involve are is constant motion and change. The perspective makes it more dynamic.

Sensory Experience Brainstorm

I decided to build my design around the sensation of brushing one’s teeth. Movement felt like one of the strongest components, so it became one of my main objectives. I also wanted to express the transformation from dirty to clean. I went on to achieve this by having a organized chaos within my design.