Amelia (WIP)

Amelia is a motion graphics piece inspired by a personal journey of finding the balance between giving and receiving. 

This is a working-in-progress thesis project for Master’s degree in Visual Communication Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. The short film will be approximately 3 minutes long. The main production software is Autodesk Maya, with the aid of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

Client: RIT
Date: August 2017
Services: Motion Graphics

Opening scenes. A piece of paper flying into Amelia’s hand, which writes, “Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.  —Larry H. Miller”

Amelia is walking on the street and helping to calm the kid and baby down. Every time she gives a hand to someone she loses colors of her heart.

The mom tries to give Amelia a flower but she refuses and goes on to help another person.

After Amelia helps the sad man she is so exhausted and has to walk away from the city and hide in the woods.

Amelia’s heart has completely gone black. She sits down by a tree as she is exhausted. Then, little kids in the wood come out and try to help her. (scenes incomplete) They give Amelia apples which she refuses at first but eventually accepts the gifts.

Amelia found out that as she is willing to be helped, her heart’s color grows back. She gains her strength back and the kids lead her back to the city.

The closing scenes are exactly the same as the opening scenes only with a different quote: “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands—one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.  —Audrey Hepburn”

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Website: rit.edu
Date: March 2016
Services: Identity / Motion / Website

Multigon

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Client: Next Jump
Website: nextjump.com
Date: July 15, 2016
Services: Editorial Design

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Website: rochester.edu
Date: September 20, 2016
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