A Collaboration between Michelle Ma, Emily Zhou, Soojin Sohn, Miranda Jacoby, Eric Yu, Swetha Kannan, and Nivetha Kannan.
Made for the Florida Grand Opera.
Rusalka is a 2D Animation based on the opera Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák. The story is similar to the Little Mermaid in that Rusalka, a water nymph, falls in love with a human prince and sells her voice to a witch in order to meet with him.
We artists were asked to make this animation to play while the opera is sung over it. Michelle Ma compiled our team, set up meetings, and got the project started. Over the course of three months, our group designed and completed this animation project. Most of our artists were primarily 3D animators so it was a large jump to suddenly learn 2D animation. The end result was a pretty compelling piece. The animation was completed by our team with the strong dedication of our director, Michelle.
Michelle Ma (Director, VisDev, Storyboard, Animation, Compositing)
Miranda Jacoby (Bird Specialist, VisDev, Animation)
Nivetha Kannan (VisDev, Storyboard, Asset Design, Animation)
Swetha Kannan (VisDev, Asset Design, Animation, Font)
Soojin Sohn (Storyboard, Asset Design, Animation)
Eric Yu (Storyboard, Animation)
Emily Zhou (VisDev, Storyboard, Asset Design, Animation)
This piece was commissioned by Florida Grand Opera
Special thanks to our animation instructor Spencer Diaz
and our correspondent at FGO, Rebekah Diaz-Fandrei
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