The Ocean Duck

Referencing the style of illuminated manuscripts, The Ocean Duck uses magical realism to reimagine a poem by the Persian mystic Rumi. I was particularly excited to work on this project because of its illustrative style and poetic theme. 
This SCAD graduate film finished in the summer of 2021 and is currently appearing in festivals. 

Role: Fx Animator, Designer, Compositor

The Ocean Duck provides an opportunity for fx to convey emotion alongside human characters. The role of fx in storytelling fascinates me, and each shot is a balance between the magic surrounding this fantastical water and the intimidating wildness of the ocean.

Animating fx within mixed perspective required some creative problem solving, as each shot interprets space differently.