Las Intermitencias de la muerte - Book trailer
This is a project proposal by LAVINIA, a multimedia producer company based in Barcelona, as a final project to my master graduation at BAU university (Barcelona).
The goal was to create a trailer to promote a recent book and we were free to choose the book we wanted. Being that way, as a proud Portuguese I decided to praise one of my favourite writers - José Saramago – by choosing a creation of his: As Intermitências da Morte (Death with Interruptions).
This is my first attempt at a hand-drawn animation, working at 15fps, and ending up with almost 900 drawings. I ended up with no time to paint all the frames in photoshop so I kept it simple and improved the concept of the book by creating transitions from the original monochrome to negative symbolizing the interruptions between life and death.
The first storyboard included a lot of crazy symbolic scenes that could make this animation a lot more interesting and provocative (similar in style to Saramago's novels), but we had a time limit of 30 seconds, which was late rextended to 1 minute, and of course I didn't have much time to create something longer due to the deadline (yes, the usual excuse).
So I'll get back to this project in the future and finish it as I would like to, with no time restraints!