– 2016 NATIONAL STUDENT SHOW WINNER OF BEST ANIMATED SHORT –
World of Dance is an urban dance competition that tours across the U.S. and around the world.
I created a 226 hand-drawn frame animated intro for the videos they post of their performances online.
This was a student project; never actually used by World of Dance.
STEP 1: FIND THE DANCERS
The goal was to find three different videos of three different dancers doing three different styles to showcase the variety of urban dance styles that grace the World of Dance stage. I then had to choose a few seconds of movement from each video that I felt would have smooth transitions from one dancer to the next.
STEP 2: ROUGH SKETCHES
I then went through the sections of the videos I had chosen and sketched basic figure studies for every frame.
STEP 3: REFINED LINE DRAWINGS
From the basic figure sketches, I drew simple lines, including the expression and clothing of the dancer.
STEP 4: TOUR LOCATIONS AND COLOR
The last few steps were to add in the background the names of the locations World of Dance tours.
In addition to assigning a different background color to each location, I also inverted colors of the figure.