Alisha N. Richardson


Animated Music Video


BODY is an experimental animated music video created using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. BODY uses a combination of animation techniques, including hand-drawn animation, rotoscoping, and animatic-style animation.

*Awarded Best in Show at the KVCC Year End Student Celebration Exhibit.

"I truly wanted the lyrics of this song to guide me through the process of creating this animation. When I first heard the song, my immediate interpretation of the line about being tired of this body as a longing to be free from the weight of living in a human flesh. The song spoke to me in a way that allowed me to come up with a concept for an animation quite quickly.

Early on, I knew that I wanted to utilize both cool and warm hues to show visually the distinction between emptiness and freedom. I also used doves (a well-known symbol of peace) and moths to show how she wants to be free and fly away, without the weight of a body. The character allows nature to overtake and free her. In the end, she embraces the decay of her own body and becomes one with nature."