Umbrella Girl is a 2D animated short film, and served as the visual component to my thesis paper. The paper discusses how beneficial it is for character animators to thoughtfully examine their animation through an actor’s perspective. This outlook will not only provide a deeper understanding of character animation, but it will aid in the creation of better quality performances. As such, the focus of this film is the character animation and applying the principles I discussed within the paper.
The piece was digitally animated using Photoshop and After Effects. The backgrounds were created with a mixture of pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, and digital imaging. Production was completed June 1, 2015. Umbrella Girl is currently being submitted to film festivals.