Star Stuff

Dec 2015art, film

I created an animatic of a proposed 2D animated short film involving an astronaut who encounters an alien being in outer space. I took an excellent art history class on portrayals of outer space, and the main inspiration for the work stems from discussions in on the Voyager golden records.

During these conversations, I noticed that speculation about alien life always presumed that a species could only achieve space travel with hyper-advanced technology. In addition, fictional representations of space-faring creatures are portrayed as extremely rational characters such as Spock from Star Trek or the unemotional human characters in 2001. Through my project, I wished to explore characters that reversed these expectations.