Animation wouldn't be the same if it wasn't for this guy, John Whitney (1917 - 1995); An american animator who was widely considered to be the father of computer animation. Inspired by his work this piece was made as a creative challenge to what could've been a title sequence for a documentary about him.
After looking through a wide range of Whitney's work the team and I made a selection of the pictures that inspired us the most. The moodboard led us to the three keywords psychedelic, harmonic and dynamic which helped shaping the rest of the process.
First I made an animation in After Effects and then we projected it onto a white wall. Moving around two white boxes on the wall made the animation unfold in different funky ways. We experimented in finding the most interesting angles and shot/edited it into the final footage.
Inspired by the keywords "psychedelic, harmonic and dynamic" we managed to create a title sequence inspired by Whitneys work. Working both analogue and digital we were able to get the right expression as if it was made back in the 80's.
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