Animate The Internet

Animate the Internet

Length: 5 seconds, 60 frames

How do you illustrate the idea of a system? How do you translate abstract concepts into concrete ones?

For this assignment you will consider how the internet works and how it functions as a system. You are free to be as literal or as wild as you want. If the internet is made of electronic signals connected by computers, super! If the internet is made up of only cats, great! If the internet is just a rock, in a field, on a sunny day, yipee! If the internet is just an empty space for five seconds, no, don’t do that. You can consider your personal relationship with the internet, how society interacts with the internet, or investigate a specific cultural perspective of the internet. We will combine all of these films together to create a long form animation from all your work.


Set your film size to 1920 x 1080 pixels, 72 ppi, 12 fps
Use this storyboard template before you start animating
Black, White, Two Colors. You may use gradients/tones of the colors you choose.
Use both Photoshop and After Effects
Background can be a solid color or texture of your choice.
Abstraction and non-representational imagery is also a possibility for this project.
Consider how text might be incorporated into your film.`
As always, you can go longer if your film deems it necessary.

Article on technical drawings of the internet.



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