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 as an attempt to learn Adobe After Effects and basics of 2d animation. The video was made on a rectangular format with an aspect ratio of 4:5 in order to be viewed on all kinds of social media.

Stills from the video

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.