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Mykki Blanco

This animation was made in a Type in motion course taught by guest lecturer Paul Plowman from Bucks University, UK. The goal was to design an animation that visualized the content of a dialogue, poem or song.

For the project I chose to animate the song Wavvy by the queer-artist Mykki Blanco. The word wavvy refers to both being well-dressed and high – the song explores how a person’s views of themselves and others are affected through the use of drugs. I wanted to capture the feeling of being wavvy by distorting the words of the song in both fluid and rough motions. Through the course I was inspired by the analogue animation techniques. I therefore decided to create the animation almost without the use of AfterEffects – all of the effects are achieved by distorting a projection of the video with a glass.