Architecture model of the Make Room logo


I never intended to make an animation from this project since I spent a large amount of time designing all the stills. However as I finished those stills, I found out the series was starting a month later than anticipated. There was definitely enough time to create an animation.

Normally I get halfway through animating the project before I start searching for music, but this usually results in long periods of searching for the right style or having to rework the animation to fit the audio. This time I decided to search for a track from the beginning and animate from there. As luck would have it, I found the perfect track within three minutes. It was a modern day miracle - it usually takes 4-8 hours to find something acceptable. I wanted something with laid back tones and something that sounded like hollow wooden sticks hitting each other.

From there I went into storyboarding. The beginning, end, and the window & walls scenes were locked in right away, but it took several rounds of sketches and playing around with animation in Cinema 4d to find the right pace to tell the story. Thankfully most of the lighting, textures, and 3d models were already created so I could focus solely on the timing without getting distracted on everything else.

Software Used

  • Cinema 4d
  • Substance Designer
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Redshift