cel animation

cel animation

Children of Labor (UNICEF)

1d ago
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Description

Children of Labor is a stop-motion piece whose concept derived from the idea of “heroes and villains.” In regards to the creative execution, we decided to work on a PSA geared towards the children of labor across the globe. In the piece, the heroes are the people who choose to support a child’s future, and the villains are those who enforce the hazardous working conditions these children endure. In our execution, we experimented with stop-motion animation and cel animation for the first time. Our cinematographic direction was inspired by the short film titled, “The Eagleman Stag” by Mikey Please. We felt it would be appropriate to construct our set out of white foam core to match with the cold, winter mood with added high contrast lighting. The narrative for this animation involves a young child working in a clothing factory in the middle of a city.The child has been working long hours and is at a bus stop waiting to get home. Eventually, a school bus comes to save the child from the destructive work environment.The bus symbolizes a hopeful future for the child. A future that involves an education. The organization mentioned in this animation is UNICEF, an organization that aims to ensure that every child has a safe and healthy childhood.The information within this animation can be found on the UNICEF website. Animation created by Krystal Sojourner & Mina Valizadeh Sound design by Thomas Jackson