A Letter to My Grandpa

A visual letter to my grandpa showing how I miss him and what a young woman I’ve become because of him.

Year

 

2019

Type

Digital Design

Motion Graphics

Personal Project

Credits

Design: Di Fang
Animation: Di Fang
Script: Di Fang
Voice Over: Di Fang

Objective

This project is an illustrative based personal project. Both the Visual & Animated treatments join together to create a warm, and stylistic message to the audience. The overall aesthetic of color, composition, and story is to entice the viewer to get the relationship between my grandpa and me, trying to evoke memories between the audience and their loved ones.

Outcomes

Featured by SCAD Instagram account.
Displayed at MOME final showcase.

PROCESS

The Script Writing & Storyboard Discovery

I started to write this letter by hand in Chinese, just like writing the real letter to my grandpa. And then, transfer the key moment into storyboards.

 Visual Language

Turning the keywords of the script to multiple illustrations began with warmful colors. Using my old photography with my grandpa to be the reference to support visual communication fulfilled with true emotions.

Self-recording

I made the recording by myself because this is my letter. This can increase the empathy of the audiences.

Animation

This was the first time for me learning and using cel-animation in a project. It is hard and time-consuming, but the frame by frame drawing can bring life into the work.