Saturday, February 4, 2012

I.S. - research

I am doing an independent study this semester, and hopefully in the end will have a public awareness animated short that highlights something we are unaware of in our daily life.
My original inspiration were these three videos:

Fracking Video

Chipotle, back to the start

The Beatles Rockband Intro from Stephane coedel on Vimeo.

So what I decided I am going to do is a video about the WWF, and Tiger habitats in particular.
The first article I found about it was "Tigers or Toilet Paper" which states that certain toilet paper companies are using the trees of Sumatra (the tiger's natural habitat) to make their toilet paper, instead of planting their own. As I kept scouring the WWF articles, I found this article from a year ago, stating that there are paper companies using these same trees, and not only tigers, but elephants and orangutans homes were being destroyed.

This video also was captured with a camera trap, of a tiger and bulldozer in the same area. (see article here)

This sort of irresponsibility should be stopped, and so I want to make a video to highlight these issues, and hopefully inspire someone who can do something about it, to do something about it :D

My short animation will only be about 30 seconds long, and a graphic cut-paper-puppet looking style. This will also be my 3rd animation project for my Design for Media class.

I am excited to get started! I'll post as I go, so you can see the whole process.

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