Friends Forever is an animation developed in After Effects and edited in Adobe Premiere in collaboration with Stefan Skripak for the Animation class at ITP | NYU.
The project started with an ideation phase in which we discussed the possibility of using the animation in order to communicate a message related to the environment, we decided to work in an underwater scene in which a jellyfish would meet a new friend (a plastic bag) that would later invade the entire ocean.
As part of the ideation process we created a storyboard in order to be able to generate the scenes.
The next step of the process was to generate the assets in both Illustrator and Photoshop, my focus in this process was to create the illustrations (Jellyfish, fish and plastic bag) and my partner’s focus was to create a scenario in Photoshop in which we could put the illustration on top.
The next phase of the project was to import the assets in after effects and start building the scenario in order to generate the animation with the scenes that we have previously planned in the storyboard. The process was very well handled by both of the team members and we didn’t have much trouble collaborating with each other. We decided to work on specific and individual tasks that would allow us collaborate but without depending on each other so that we could both make progress. The final result is a 2d animation that follows the original concept defined in the ideation phase.