a Light Gives Heat Film, Moving On
The true and inspiring story of former LRA child soliders under Joseph Kony's command, seek to write their own destiny as they live and work in Jinja Uganda and attempt to put the past behind them, moving on from the atrocities of their past. Meanwhile, a young american couple abandon stable lives in the United States, quitting their jobs in order to adopt a child in Uganda. Initially they have the intention to see what they can give to Africa, only to find that it is Africa that gives life to them through unlikely friendships as they discover that hope is often found in the least likely of places. Choose hope. LOVE IS WINNING.
My goal was to create the feeling of a tactile Africa, as if you are feeling what it is to be present there through the imagery and graphics - everything from the logo creation to the chapter titles - each carefully thought out and cared for.
Uganda Africa is Colorful. The art direction therefore was nothing less than Vibrant.
This culture is rich in spirit and rich in joy despite all the hardship in the recent years. I learned a great deal working on this film. We had an amazing crew and the collaborative effort was epic. I had a lot of freedom to create from the heart along the journey.
Paper Stop Motion was the Medium that was used to Create Captivating and Raw Graphics for the Animation of Moving On
This scene depicts a true to life moment where children, especially boys, would be forced to kill their own families. It was horrific, and challenging to create this scene. I hoped to take the edge off by doing it in paper. Re-creating moments in the village scene was awesome despite the storyline. Our team had a wonderful time playing with lighting and camera work while moving the characters in action one step at a time in stop motion sequence.