Where I Learned Virtues
"Where I Learned Virtues" is not just a 2D narrative animation; it's a heartfelt journey through the profound impact of Baha'i children's classes on my life. Join me as I explore the power of learning virtues and how these invaluable teachings have shaped my growth. This animated narrative offers a window into the wisdom and grace that children's classes instill, focusing on virtues such as love, kindness, generosity, truthfulness, forgiveness and detachment.
As you watch, you'll dive into my personal experiences and the enduring significance of these virtues. While initially aimed at children, these teachings apply to everyone. "Where I Learned Virtues" shines a light on the universal influence of these virtues and underscores why it's essential for all to embrace and practice them. Embark on this visual and emotional journey, and discover how virtues can transform not just individuals but entire communities.
Originally the animation was going to be a trailer for Bahai children's classes but after many storyboard revisions, I finalized the story to be about my experience with Baha'i children's classes to help make the story more personal and approachable. Here are some of the early storyboards and some of the final versions:
First version of the storyboard
Second version of the storyboard
Third version of the storyboard
Last version of the storyboard
All assets and backgrounds in this animation were meticulously crafted using Photoshop. I aimed to ensure that each scene possesses a distinctive color palette and textures, strategically chosen to convey a spectrum of emotions and feelings throughout the animation
Animatic and Animation Testing
All of the animation was painstakingly crafted frame by frame with Photoshop. I also made a few attempts at animating in After Effects, experimenting with its puppet tools. Ultimately, I found that After Effects didn't fit with the rest of the animations hand drawn aesthetic and was to smooth and robotic.
After Effects Test