In this informative video, I wanted to showcase the interesting abilities of the Peacock Mantis Shrimp. I developed the art style, a storyboard, and the script. My team member, Tim Heiseler, supplied the voice narration and help with animating.

Software: After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop
Team: Ryan King, Tim Heiseler
Project Development
After doing research on the mantis shrimp, I developed a storyboard with pencil and paper. After writing a script, I made an animatic to have the drawings go along with Tim's narration. This allowed a better understanding of lining up the voice lines with imagery, since both of us were animating scenes separately.
To decide a visual art style for the video, we developed several different ways to illustrate our sketches. I experimented with playful styles to give it a more child-like look since it was an educational video. I definitely wanted to keep the colorful style of the mantis shrimp, so I tried either gradients or a watercolor texture. I drew inspiration from the children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has plenty of watercolor in its style. 

After finding a high-quality watercolor textured image, I took it into Photoshop to create a plethora of colors to use for objects in the video. (see below)
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