Eric Yu
Eric Yu
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Mirror, Mirror

"Sometimes it's hard to satisfy ourselves..."

February 26, 2015

Created for the Experimental Animation course with Crystal Yip at Carnegie Mellon University.  In this piece, we hoped to explore self-perception through stop-motion animation.

Background

Crystal Yip and I got together and discussed story ideas and character designs; we really wanted to experiment with different appearances in relation to the theme of the piece.  We then used Dragonframe, After Effects, Premiere, and Photoshop to create this animation.  We used the Dragonframe software and a model that Crystal made for the stop-motion.  Among the other things I did was animate the drawn face, create the background, and masked the real face with After Effects.  I hope the many hours of stop-motion and animating were worth it!