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Soundtrack Your Life


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︎︎︎Style Frames


PROGRAM

︎︎︎Photoshop

BRIEF

Create style frames conceptualizing a one minute short film for Spotify demonstrating the power of music. The theme is “Soundtrack Your Life,” exploring how we can bring Spotify into moments in our lives.

CONCEPT

Going for an emotional approach, we wanted to explore how music can heal and bring hope, whilst touching on the isolating effect of mental illness. Playing on the trope of a depressed character in a bathtub, we placed them in a stormy ocean to represent the turmoil within, while butterflies flock on them to represent the heaviness of their problems. Hope is seen through a green light from a lighthouse that pierces the darkness and lifts the butterflies off. As the ocean calms down, they begin to pull themselves up. It’s not a happy ending, but it’s the beginning of a better one.

ROLE

︎︎︎Concept, Story, Character Design, Storyboard, Illustration

COLLABORATORS

︎︎︎Cash Huang ︎︎︎
︎︎︎Christina Ha ︎︎︎

SPECIAL THANKS TO

︎︎︎ Ara Devejian, instructor



STYLE REFERENCE



PROCESS

We collaborated online to assemble our ideas and our boards. We started with coming up with different concepts and stories, as well as coming up with possible moodboards and styles. Then we designed the look of the piece, looking into the character and the environment. We also came up with variations on a frame to explore different camera angles before finally moving into the final drawing, lineart and color stage.


© Amanda Oesef 2021
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