My mother grew up in East Germany, the GDR and risked her life fleeing from this totalitarian state in her early twenties. For my bachelor thesis I interviewed her, wanting to know how it went down and what made her leave everything behind.
I really enjoy being involved in the entire process from storyboard to final animation, as I was on this project. I started by creating the storyboard based on the script, then developed the illustrations, and finally was involved in the animation. My part in the animation included a lot of character rigging, which I find very rewarding when you see 2D characters gain depth through movement and life through expressing emotions.