Rachel Conrad: Volcano
Ever since I was a child, I have been drawn to the art world. I was always interested in animation, and I always preferred it to live-action films or shows. When I realized that I could create a career out of my passion for animation and art, I got to work honing my skills and decided to double major in both Digital Storytelling and Art here at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Making animations gives me the opportunity to tell the stories that I want to see and to share those stories with others.
Volcano is my very first animated piece that I created. It is a fun retelling about my irrational childhood fear of volcanos. The narrative is lighthearted and meant to make the viewer smile. I wanted my story to be fun and personal, even though bringing up old childhood fears can be embarrassing. The goal of my animations is to relate with the audience on a casual level through my storytelling, almost like we are sitting down at lunch and having a conversation.
Creating Volcano cemented my love for 2D animation and motivated me to continue to improve my narratives and animation skillset, so that I can be a valuable member to the future concept/creative design team I work for.
And, fortunately, I am no longer afraid of volcanos.
About the Project
- Title of Work: Volcano
- Medium: Animation
- Student's Name: Rachel Conrad
- Major: Digital Storytelling
- Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2021
- Hometown: Palmyra, Missouri
- Student's Mentor: Joseph Erb
- Mentor's Department: Digital Storytelling
- Art Project ID: 21VADS - 004