Night Terror

by University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Is it fear?
We gather experiences which let us doubt the rhythm and unnatural order of things. Should we submit or follow our inner rebellion? Do you want to be part of the system?
There are masters and slaves, hunters and hunted, adherents and individualists. It is a cruel world full of conflicts and contradictions.

This music video was created analogically – frame by frame, with minimal digital color retouch. It is a homage to traditional, old animation technique. The result is an unique, handmade look.

Storyline
The video tells the story of a creature, born and raised by odd, human-like beings. Like a newborn, it is not aware of its surroundings. Its creators, however, do everything to keep it that way.
In the second chapter, the character realizes in what place it had been spending its whole life. Due to its experiences and growing knowledge about its existence, it comes to the decision that it can no longer be a part of the world it was born into.

The protagonist heroically takes up the fight against the inscrutable system. Knowing that resistance is futile, but following its convictions.

Production
Two months of painting, frame by frame with acrylic paint and the animation software Dragonframe. Composing and final touch in After Effects.

Prize

Silver in Digital Art 2018, Non-Pro

Bronze in Computer Animation 2018, Non-Pro

Created by:

Design Director

Anna Radlbeck

Company/University or Design School

University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Website

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Client

Hildegard von Binge Drinking (Echoes Of Felidae Remix)

Video (direct link)

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