Title

Entwined Realities

Lead Author Major

Multi-media Art, Design, Story Creation

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Marie Lee

Faculty Mentor Department

Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

My 2D animation is the beginning section of a computer game, “Entwined Realities”. The game and the animation are an ongoing exploration of blending elements of nostalgic childhood fairytales with the realities of the adult world. Working to make the final project digital is an attempt at creating art that is not only able to be easily shared but is also an interactive way of melding fantasy and the supernatural with reality. My inspiration comes from the fairytales, myths, and stories that I immersed myself in from an early age. The impossible nature of these stories continues to have an alluring appeal, especially since I have grown to realize the limitations of my reality. I believe imagination is a powerful force that can be used as a healing process or even a form of escapism during difficult times. The animation was created by manually drawing each frame. The frames were then photographed so they could be digitized. Sketchbook Express was used to digitally color each frame and Adobe Premiere Pro CC was used to create the illusion of movement. I used Adobe Photoshop CC to color the different components of game, such as the characters and backgrounds, and I used Adobe Flash CC to make the game functional and interactive. The game is for an audience of all ages. It is not only a form of entertainment, but also a tool for players to realize the effect their actions and words can have on others in both the game and in real life. I hope that this ongoing exploration will lead to a better understanding of empathy and the need to truly try to connect with the people in our lives.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

20-4-2015 6:00 PM

End Date

9-5-2015 8:00 PM

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Entwined Realities

Reynolds Art Gallery

My 2D animation is the beginning section of a computer game, “Entwined Realities”. The game and the animation are an ongoing exploration of blending elements of nostalgic childhood fairytales with the realities of the adult world. Working to make the final project digital is an attempt at creating art that is not only able to be easily shared but is also an interactive way of melding fantasy and the supernatural with reality. My inspiration comes from the fairytales, myths, and stories that I immersed myself in from an early age. The impossible nature of these stories continues to have an alluring appeal, especially since I have grown to realize the limitations of my reality. I believe imagination is a powerful force that can be used as a healing process or even a form of escapism during difficult times. The animation was created by manually drawing each frame. The frames were then photographed so they could be digitized. Sketchbook Express was used to digitally color each frame and Adobe Premiere Pro CC was used to create the illusion of movement. I used Adobe Photoshop CC to color the different components of game, such as the characters and backgrounds, and I used Adobe Flash CC to make the game functional and interactive. The game is for an audience of all ages. It is not only a form of entertainment, but also a tool for players to realize the effect their actions and words can have on others in both the game and in real life. I hope that this ongoing exploration will lead to a better understanding of empathy and the need to truly try to connect with the people in our lives.