This short was my final project for Faculdade Méliès' graduate course in 2D Animation.
Festivals
Sommets du cinéma d'animation
Canada
International Student Animated Film Animafantasia Festival 2020
Romania
Bang Awards 2020
Portugal
Process

Animatic

The following rough and clean shots use Adobe Animate.

First scene

I animated the whole short frame by frame on twos. The only exception is the mother. In her case, I used rotoscoping as a way to ground her in reality as opposed to the other characters.
Main characters
Girl
Duck
In this first draft, I underestimated how the duck's flat feet would be difficult to animate. So I changed the design to give it more volume.
Color script
As I was animating the mug scene I realized that a blue hue would be more immersive than yellow.
Backgrounds
Kitchen
Mug
Forest
I started on the computer to get the proportions right then moved to paper.
Then I went back to Photoshop to separate each object in layers, which is necessary for the parallax effect.
The last step was coloring everything.
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