Nishlesh Patil

Diploma Project Wasting Away – A Music Video for Blek
Dhiman Sengupta


Wasting Away is a 2D, frame-by-frame animated music video made for the song of the same name. It tells the story of ‘M’, a cashier in a supermarket, who lives a dual life as herself and a green-skinned, imp-like creature, a sight she herself despises. The story shows how ‘M’ is obsessed with looking humanly attractive and doesn’t accept her true self, which then leads her towards addiction. M is addicted to a serum that keeps her creature self away and makes her appear human-like, but not for long. The story then shows how she reacts to this addiction and how it in turn affects her.