Space: Interstellar Collonisation

  • Sam Watkins

Last year during furlough, I had a lot of time on my hands. So like many others out there I decided to try and improve my skillset and have a go at something I've always wanted to try - 2D animation. I've always been a fan of the 'In a Nutshell- Kurzgesagt GmbH' animated videos and wanted to make something like this. So I did some research on Google and found out that Skillshare have a course on it, led by Sonja Geracsek. After finishing the course, I then decided to create a project to cement my learnings. So I undertook research into a topic that is starting to become more prelevant in the news these days - the new Space race to the moon and mars. I wrote a basic script, created some simple storyboards by modifying graphics downloaded from Vecteezy. I then hired a VO artist ( so I had a structure to work from and then started animating. After completing this project, I now have a whole new level of respect for animators! This was easily the most intensive part of the whole process but I think wholely worth it to got he extra mile and try and do the animation properly. While I still have a lot to improve for a first try I'm pretty pleased with this video.