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In the Hall of the Mountain King


This university project consisted of producing a 30 seconds to 1 minute piece of abstract animation, based on an instrumental song. I chose the song “In the hall of the mountain king”, by Edvard Grieg, because I consider it to be a very powerful and energetic piece of music. I started by sketching a few thumbnails, colour studies and whatever came to my mind while listening to the song. It reminded me of caves, tunnels, fire and explosions, so I tried to convey those into the colour palette, shapes and movements I used.

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After that I progressed to digital sketches and small animation tests, and eventually to the animation of the whole piece of music, always using the software ToonBoom Harmony.

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