This is the storyboard for the first assignment in Motion Graphics class. I had two concept to toy around with but this one was deemed right for the very first baby-steps guide to trying out After Effects. I actually did this as a joke but I think the joke's on me now. One of my previous Corcoran professors, whenever he tries to emphasize a point, he makes it a habit to draw boxes. Sometimes when he's on a little lecture on a point he is trying to embellish, we end up with twenty boxes on the whiteboard or whatever paper he manages to fish out of the trash can. Then I'd leave the class, with a chuckle to my interpreters (sometimes co-conspirators in jokes), "Did we actually sit through a four hour class watching boxes being drawn?" Ahem. Well, with that little funny joke running through my head, I sketched this out as a self-identity but it has evolved into something else. Note: This is not written in self-defense.
So, as I was thinking what would be my self-identity, in the digital/graphic sense, I thought about my passion for creating stories. True, I have not published anything to my name (yet), it is all about stories lately. Stories for children, interactive and creative stories, stories for adults, stories for myself, even. In other words, I'm leaking stories out of my ears. (More aptly, I should say I'm leaking stories out of my hands, but - back to the point.) I thought about the boxes - they would be boxes hiding ideas. And it's a little like that - each time I start thinking about a new concept, a new plot, it's like I'm rummaging a box in my head, looking for that very odd trinket and for that specific relic I want to include in. So. That's my idea of self-identity. Which is supposed to be very simple. But, on Illustrator, I'm learning to separate every line of the box which I will rebuild on After Effects. Fun? By the time this project is over, I am so over packaging my Self-Identity. It can go in a box for all I care.