Time, Motion and Communication :: CMU 2014
We were paired with one of our classmates and challenged to create a compelling introduction of them using video and the elements of time, motion and communication (the name of this course!). The process involved getting to know the person (over the course of a few days), designing a piece that communicated their essence (or began to) and used the process of design to iterate and refine.
Irene Jung, a talented design student at CMU is a sweet, soft spoken and gentle person. After chatting about many topics, a theme began to emerge. She seemed apologetic about not having a 'great story' to share with me, but we persisted. As we began to look through some of her photos on Instagram, I asked her questions about various images. For each story, she said, "Oh, this is when... such and such happened..." and she would follow it up with, "...but... I would never think of telling you these things -- but these pictures reminded me of them." This became a pattern. I decided to make this the theme and created the video around 3 stories/images. Family is very important to Irene and this is reflected in the stories. Below is the guiding script I developed and tweaked as I worked on the video.
Initially I considered having Irene speak in the video and did some trials of this. Then I came across some music which I felt would be perfect for her and chose to represent her spoken words in type. Below are some storyboard sketches which guided the final visuals. These are an early version which I iterated upon once I started working in After Effects.