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At The Mountains of Madness Book Trailer

This project is a book trailer for "Mountains of Madness" written by H. P. Lovecraft. I wanted to interpret this story in an animated and cartoon style and make it feel similar to a movie trailer. I used a cartoon animated style in order to create a more contemporary and friendlier aesthetic in order to expand the target audience of the book.

Kha Van Tran

Motion Design

The goal of this project was to create a variety of scenes that provided moving snapshots into different parts of the story. In the trailer, I reveal caves, mountains and ancient cities, made to feel vast using depth of field and parallax. I provided a lot of atmosphere on to these cartoon drawings in order to have a more polished look.

The characters had their own faces with a variety of expressions, however since I focused mainly on the environment and scale, I ended up covering up their faces with a mask. The animation uses a very simple colour scheme of grey and yellow, in order to help the audience focus on the visuals and notice the things that are coloured. This also kept my pipeline simple as I did not have to focus on hue and can just play with values, depth and shadows.

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