As our IED thesis project, my workmate Walter Dessì and I decided to realize a 2D animated music video for the song “Casper”, by Playboikira (produced by Redmess); it’s a story about dealing with the idea of growing up. The protagonist manages to accept becoming an adult by keeping his inner child alive (which is embodied by his old skateboard). We firmly believe in this concept, and this is our message for everybody to take care of their own dreams and have the courage to remain children even when they grow up.
We used both Toon Boom Harmony (mostly for traditional animation and small cut-out parts) and After Effects (for cut-out animations and compositing); all the backgrounds are made with Photoshop. Characters were designed in order to adapt movements to both the softwares and their own types of rigging