I am finally graduating at Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. After spending some time studying and researching at University of Tsukuba in Japan, I returned to home in order to complete my monograph called "The Anime Design". Within the academic field of research in Design, I spent almost 2 years organizing a lot of informations about design methodology and techniques. But the most important of all in this work is to analyse the anime aesthetics: how the japanese animation use the visual composition in layers to simulate depth. It was very challenging, since there are so many differences between Japan's design thinking and our reality in Brazil. The book ended up with around 130 pages. I'm officially exhausted.
As my practical project, I applied everything I've learned so far about many aspects in anime, in order to create a short teaser for a major short-film we are currently working.
I can't really explain much details further, but I can share at least some screenshots. Below the comparison between the first cut-layout designed and the finalized shot.
My intention was to first approach the anime aesthetics, but I still have much to improve.
This past months I worked with the animator Bruna de Paula for a Promotional Video in Motion Graphics. The entertainment company who hired us is specialized in brazilian Samba for parties and events. We had to create a video to show their services and the qualities of a pro company.
As usual, I was in charge of Art Direction, Layout and Illustrations. My partner Bruna de Paula was in charge of animating all objetcs and to build the composition. Our final work can be seen bellow.
The video is divided in two moments. The lame party and some bored guests are mainly painted in shades of blue. As the samba group comes in, everything gradually becomes orange. Just pay attention to the hotdog guy in the video (laughs).