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After my research, I decided to draw two different options of a Hannya mask. One far more demonic than the other. I knew I wanted to animate this drawing somehow so I tried to keep in mind as I was drawing, how pieces could work structurally in C4D. Once I settled on a design, I rendered out my sketch in Illustrator and imported the paths into C4D to move forward with modeling and animation. 

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Once the model and animation was complete, I rendered out my animation and brought it into After Effects for post treatment.

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Audio is what really brings the magic of an animation together. I've always found Shinto chanting to be captivating and I really wanted to grab the viewer's interest immediately. I started the piece with a large bang of the drum followed by a long deep chanting sound. The hair was a lot of fun to make sound effects for. I found a couple of great tentacle squid assets by standingwave and alternated the sounds, decreasing the pauses between them as the swirl intensified.