Our inspiration came from a lot of different avenues, but we found our tastes quite similar. What was interesting to work with however, was our contrasting ideas. We decided it would be more effective to each develop a rough style frame before progressing more into the project, which helped translate our vision to one another with more clarity.
Marcelo's vision supported an organic feeling we were after, so I went to work with storyboarding while he looked for a music piece to compliment the poem. It was also decided that I narrate in the video for more authenticity in the final audio.
We divided the responsibilities based on our strengths. Marcelo was well-versed in vectoring, while my familiarity came from drawing.
Despite my first attempt at cell animation, I quickly became fond of the technique. The hair seen on the character is completely done without reference. I felt rotoscoped animations can sometimes lack energy and didn't want to risk that in this project.
The combination of our skills helped develop something very unique. Marcelo was crucial to the editing and motion, as I churned out assets and cell animated. Overall, it was a brilliant project to work on. We played different roles throughout the whole thing and put in plenty of hours. Pulling this off together will serve to my memory for a long time to come!