Students Create Animation for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Animation & Effects

January 9, 2019

Five Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation students at The Art Institute of Tampa , a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, recently created a video for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay organization.

The full-color animation video was developed as part of an 11-week group project in instructor Krishna M. Sadasivam’s Team Production course. The video was designed to promote January’s Mentorship Month, with the goal of encouraging young men to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The student group included LeeAnn Cepeda, Masha Cander, Carlos Paulino, Pieranna Pfister, and John Paul Betancourt.

For the video, the students met with their client at the beginning of the term and were responsible for all phases of the animation pipeline: research, scripting, storyboards, animatics, and final animation.

Halfway through their class, the team presented their storyboards and animatic to the client to solicit input and feedback. At the end of the course, the students presented their final animation at Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa headquarters. The animation is now being used by Big Brothers Big Sisters as part of their social media campaign, including being featured on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay Facebook page , to raise awareness of Mentorship Month.

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By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Animation & Effects

January 9, 2019