CHIA YU [BERYL] HSU

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Final Curiosity Journal Project

For this project, I decided to use animation (GIF) as a medium; as shown in my curiosity journal, I am interested in representing beauty through nature, like flowers,  and digital animation.

The concept was to show the vulnerability and emotional state of a me  under the East Asian beauty standards that I am familiar with. I wanted to express a sense of intimacy between the viewer and me, through the use of fish-eye lenses, as it is common to see this effect on someone who is deeply reflecting or overthinking in a movie. Moreover, the intimacy is emphasised through the use of my own phone camera, as if the animation was a vlog.

The background is in black and white, as I wanted the focus to be on the flowers that are shedding petals, and the tear that falls from the visible eye.

Below is the video of the animation:

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