Animation, Styleframe, Storyboard
Software: AfterEffects

A motion animation inspired by a personal diaspora. Milky, watercolored cityscapes connote the memory and fondness for my home country Singapore, while depicting the rapid changes and socio-economic disparities that occur as it gains more strength within the global economy—in this case, the elderly who built Singapore.

"Samsui" depicts migrant workers who toil to build a city, while an emerging cityscape forms with intensity in the background as the passage of time plays out. The simultaneous dwindling of the workers connotes the displacement of the elderly in today's vibrant economy, as they struggle to survive in a country that has marginalized the very citizens that made it as viable as it is today.

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