Sun Lee: Far Away Crush

CONCEPT + ILLUSTRATION + ANIMATION + VIDEO

Using Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere in this video, I wanted to convey the vulnerabilities of taking oneself off the proverbial shelf for a chance to come alive & connect with another. The thrill. The longing and dreaming. The complexities of navigating someone else’s world. The fear of getting hurt. The eventual awareness that allows more opportunity for growth.

 

I put much thought into things like the old school phone receiver dangling unattached to reveal the delusion of connection, her delayed response to danger via the weapons, her return to another attack out of misguided hope, and the ambiguous ending. Did she self-destruct or transform to another realm in an explosion of stars?