About two weeks into my Motion Graphics class I was told my midterm and final project were completely open, I could make anything I wanted to make. Which soon led to being completely overwhelmed with options. Sitting at my desk I pondered until I literally looked up to the poster above over my desk:
Portal 1 & 2 remain two of my favorite games due to the satirical writing. I realized I wanted to make something satirical and what could be worse than a constant, ominous threat of you being easily replace-able. My sister Siena had been previously inspired by the same poster (without even playing the source material) so she was the first I turned to help me write a script. After a few rounds of emails the script was completed but only two weeks away from midterms being due. This project seemed too big for myself to complete in a short period of time. After midterms I found a classmate, Rachel Daub, that enjoyed my idea and would be willing to be my partner for the project. Together we found more inspiration and focused on our style and approach.
After I received Rachel’s illustrations I began the rigorous process of animating. Once finished Rachel and I worked together to pick and add the music and make any changes or add finishing touches.