The Temple of Knowledge
ART DIRECTION/ DESIGN
This was a short film for StoryCorps about a boy that lived in one of New York City's Public Library's. We decided to go for a painterly children's book aesthetic for the look of the film. Really enjoyed using lots of warm colors to reference the warmth and comfort that the library provided for the family that lived there.
Below are the layouts that I painted and designed for the animators as well as character exploration.
Directed by: Richard O’Connor
Executive Producer: Dave Isay
Producers: Rachel Hartman & Shelley Gorelik
Audio Produced by: Liyna Anwar
Supervising Sound Recordist: Naomi Blech
Animation by: Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC Design: Keenon Ferrell
Animators: Pilar Newton & Taisiya Zaratskaya
Art Production: Ash Syzmanik, Natalie Greene, & Morgan Miller Original Music: Joshua Abrams
Music Performed by: Joshua Abrams, Hamid Drake, Marquis Hill, Emmett Kelly, & Adam Thornburg
Music Mixed by: Joshua Abrams & Neil Strauch
Special Thanks: Ronald Clark & Jamilah Clark