The collaboration of Graphic Design III, Motion Media Design and the Concert Choir at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Design students directed and created a motion piece to accompany each of the songs the choir performed.
My team created a motion piece for I Believe, a Mark A. Miller song, written for lyrics that are believed to be found written on a wall in a cell in Auschwitz. This song talks about hardship, in this instance believed to be of a Jewish person during the Second World War. Personally, this song represents universal suffering and hits home for anyone that endured loss and hardship.
I Believe carries a message that Belief is what helps humans stay hopeful that better days will follow. The strong, universal symbolic of this song called for abstract representation in our motion piece, which was achieved using colors to play on the screen for each part: Sun (yellow & orange) Love (red & purple) God (white). I took videos of liquid color movement which was then processed in After Effects with the help of a Motion Media student, to follow the lyrics. Live performance video can be seen at the bottom of this project.