The Animal Project: Part 3 (2021)

From the brief: “You will create a stop-motion animation that is a new interpretation of your animal form. You will need to find new ways to represent your animal with simple visuals and interactions that represent the animal in its environment. The story you tell through movement should speak to the relationship between the animals and their environment with a focus on the behavior of your animal. You should once again try to incorporate hints of the role that humans may have in the animals endangered status and/or our effect on its habitat.”

I used AfterEffects to create an animation that reflected the manatee’s playful nature and generally relaxed behavior.
Hannah Lesser 2021