A Christmas Story - Animated Short

For my final project in my animation class, we were tasked with creating a mini animated film that follows a character throughout a journey. When I started this project, it was mid November and I was longing for winter break which ultimately sparked my idea to create a Christmas themed animation.

I named my short animation, A Christmas Story, which follows the journey of curious Timothy and his love for Santa Claus. To start this project, I concepted all my storyboards and characters in ProCreate and then I vectorized them in Illustrator. Lastly, I brought my artboards into AfterEffects and started animating. My animation includes a fully rigged character with different angles and facial expressions, a walk cycle and sound effects. 

Looking back at this project makes me so proud of myself, considering I started learning AfterEffects just a couple months before this project! I hope you enjoy meeting Timothy and Santa Claus!

Santa front
Santa back
Timothy sketch
Santa side
Santa sketch
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