Tall Buildings

MOTION+ILLUSTRATION

Tall Buildings is an abstract visual translation of a poem by Munib-ur-Rehman. The Urdu poem talks about rapid urbanisation and its impact on humanity. This project was done to understand visual narratives and attempt to learn the basics of animation through Adobe After Effects. The video was made in a 4:5 rectangular format for flexible viewing across all social media platforms.

Stills from the animation

Initial sketches and development of storyboard- listing keywords and using the method of abstraction to develop a storyboard.

Colour and texture variations of the frames from the storyboard. The attempt was to bring about a contrast between the cold of the concrete and warmth of mankind.