In spring 2010, I went as an exchange student to Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. I did this animation under the last course, Advertisement Design. The task was to choose a company and make a commercial for it. I think coffee is awesome, so I chose Starbucks because there were a lot of them in Japan.
I had an idea of a tired person drinking a cup of coffee, and turning into a very cheerful person. The character kind of feels better after drinking the coffee. Because I was making an animation for Starbucks, I decided to turn the tired character into a mermaid, because Starbucks logo has one of them in it. The teacher gave me the idea of putting the person in an office with a lot of work to do, emphasizing the tiredness.
I’m happy with the end result. The sounds are really playing a big part in this one. Without them it wouldn’t be as good.
Done with: Adobe Flash CS4 (in Japanese!)
Sounds are from: freesound.org
Video Created: 2011-01-08 13:20:19