School: Ringling College of Art + Design
Role: Everything (Concept Development, Designer & Animator)
Software: After Effects, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop & Premiere
 Award: Adobe Design Achievement - Animation Semi-Finalist

A visit through a unique topiary garden, where plants come to life.

My senior thesis Green Animals, is based off of the life of my Great-Great Uncle George Mendonça who had been a topiary gardener in Portsmouth, RI. The piece is a visual retelling of when George met his wife Mary for the first time, only with a fictional twist. When Mary, a resident of the garden comes to offer George some lemonade her nerves get the better of her. That is when the garden's topiary animals come to life to encourage the couple to meet face to face. 

The concept behind this piece was to capture the essence of the real garden & its former residents. 2D & 3D animation techniques were used to give it a unique storybook look. 



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