The Curious Crab
"The Curious Crab" is a short animated story about a crab who admires and collects seashells. I began with storyboarding and sketching different ideas for the look of the character. I then modeled the character in Cinema 4D and animated the story. I also modeled the seashell the crab finds, and the island the story takes place on. Beyond modeling and animation, I focused on the lighting of the scene and the audio. Although there is not a visible seagull in the scene, I created it by using an audio track of a seagull on top of a track of ocean noise. This helped bring the scene to life and was important to create the story.
In the future, I intend on expanding "The Curious Crab" with a longer version of this animation and new stories with the same character.