Case Study #4 :
The word “diorama” originated in 1823 as a type of camera device, from the French in 1822. The word literally means “through that which is seen”, from the Greek di- “through” + orama “that which is seen, a sight”. The diorama was invented by Daguerre and Charles Marie Bouton, first exhibited in London September 29, 1823. The meaning “small-scale replica of a scene, etc.” is from 1902.
“Beneath the Surface”
For this project I needed to create a 15sec animation in After Effects. Most importantly I needed to create an environment!
I wanted the feel of being introduced to an underwater paradise teeming with life! That paradise would soon turn to a more dark and foreboding place where nothing is safe.
To populate this world I needed some characters. Fifteen seconds is not a lot of time for character development so I would need a star that could set the mood quick… a villain!
I created the “Stooge-fish” with variations of the scale texture I made for the star.
Since they would not be featured up-close, the details were simplified.