Growing Up Sux
- Jennifer Kwang, Melody Ting, Ricardo Tucker, Sam Stark
The goal of this project was to create a short film with every shot being a fully realized image created by the group. The result is a short film referencing the joys and creativity of childhood while comparing it to the struggles of adulthood.
Our goal for this project was to create a story that played on nostalgia and a kid’s misconception of adulthood. Our group found it funny how a child so often wants to grow up to be an adult, while an adult is envying the child’s position themselves. This resulted in a simple, quick story where a child travels to the future so they can be an adult themselves, only to find themselves in an office cubicle.
Our story led us to think about child pop-up/sliding books. We really enjoyed the look and texture of simple construction paper scenes that begin to be layered to create a sense of depth that would otherwise not be there. Effects were added in post to create page turning effects and so that the book opens to the scenes.
- Successes – Every shot is created based on the team’s artistic vision, no pre-fabricated objects were used for visuals. All motion was visual and works with the aesthetic of the video.
- Failures – Timeline of project became overextended due to intense craft in each scene. Bottle neck work flow made it difficult to proceed at times and to create a multitude of scenes.
- Jen Kwang – Space craft design, Origami Space Backdrop, set construction, film/puppetry
- Melody Ting – Story board, concept art, illustrator drawings, set construction, film/puppetry
- Ricardo Tucker – Sound sourcing, set construction, film/puppetry, editing
- Sam Stark – Sound sourcing, illustrator/rhino3d drawings, laser cutting, film/puppetry
- Photo Documentation
All sound used in project was either created by the group or found on Freesound.org: http://freesound.org/