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Nimisha Saikia
Animation Film Design | GDPD
Ru's Canaries
Guide Ajay Tiwari
Sponsonr Self Sponsered
> Ionosphere
> Surrealist
> Ecosystem
> Audience
My diploma film narrates the story of the dependence of earth on Lacrimosa, an island in the ionosphere, which produces clouds and is inhabited by the Rain God. It is the Rain Godís tears which fall from the clouds as rains and replenish the earth. However, due to his old age, the Rain God is no longer able to perform his duties and the fear of a devastating drought on earth grips his thoughts. Out of desperation, he seeks refuge at a Shrine and is rewarded with the birth of a little girl child called Ru. The Objective of my film was to create awareness about the necessity of balance in our fragile ecosystem in which water is a central element.
To make the film, I studied the depictions of Rain Gods across different cultures and mythologies. I created and refined various beat sheets before proceeding with my script and storyboard. For creating my characters, I decided to study pre-existing character archetypes.
I was inspired by oriental art which helped me give the visual treatment to my film. The final artwork was a combination of line art, watercolour and Adobe Photoshop. The animation was done on a light box and composited in Adobe After Effects. The background score consists of ambient music, and sound effects chosen to reflect the surrealist setting of the film. The film is made for wider audience.
This project was my first attempt of making a short film. It has taught me to be realistic and practical and at the same time nurtered the dreamer in me. I hope this experience will allow me to become more matured in handling future projects.
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