The Great Monarch Migration



This 2min video using a cut and paste style animation to simplify the complex migration of the Monarch Butterfly.

This was a team project with one other designer that involved sound design, voiceover recording, bodystorming skits, moodboards, style frames, and sophisticated animations.

It's important to note that my partner was responsible for the refined animation techniques, while I assisted with asset building and roughing in animations.

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Tags:
Storytelling; Process; Animation; After Effects; Bodystorming; Styleframes; Motion;

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Storyboard and Skit:


This process started down and dirty by spending a few hours researching and condensing the story into a storyboard and script. Followed by a live action skit also called a bodystorming session.


David Corneail Butterfly Migration

David Corneail Butterfly Migration

David Corneail Butterfly Migration

David Corneail Butterfly Migration



Sound Design and Style Frames:


After doing the live action skit we started considering the different sounds that were neccessary for the animation and we coached and performed a custom voiceover for the animation.


David Corneail Butterfly Migration

David Corneail Butterfly Migration

David Corneail Butterfly Migration



Final Outcome:


The final process was a result of several revisions. Again, my partner was responsible for the refined animations while I assisted with roughing them in. It was a great team effort where we played off of each other's strengths.


David Corneail Butterfly Migration