Title: Two Paths, One Choice
Project Details: Storyboard interpretation of Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken.
Summary: A girl and her dog have to decide which path in the woods to take. In the end, their decision leads to a quiet yet magical time in the forest.
The poem, The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,/ And sorry I could not travel both/ And be one traveler, long I stood/ And looked down one as far as I could/ To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,/ And having perhaps the better claim,/ Because it was grassy and wanted wear;/ Though as for that the passing there/ Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay/ In leaves no step had trodden black./ Oh, I kept the first for another day!/ Yet knowing how way leads on to way,/ I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh/ Somewhere ages and ages hence:/ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—/ I took the one less traveled by,/ And that has made all the difference.
Title: Tiger Market
Project Details: Storyboard of a scene from R.K.Narayan’s A Tiger For Malgudi.
Summary: The scene follows the main character, a tiger named Raja, as he enters a busy market road. The reactions of the humans that see him are visually narrated through the tiger’s point of view.
The excerpt from the novel, A Tiger for Malgudi, by R.K. Narayan, as it appeared in the anthology, Malgudi Adventures:
“It was still a busy hour in the city when I entered Market Road. People ran for their lives at the sight of me. As I progressed through, shutters were pulled down, and people hid themselves under culverts, on trees, behind pillars. The population was melting out of sight. At the circus I had no chance to study human behavior. Outside the circus ring they sat in their seats placidly while I cowered before Captain’s whip. I got a totally wrong notion of human being at that angle. I had thought they were sturdy and fearless. But now I found them fleeing before me like a herd of deer, although I had no intention of attacking them. When I paused in front of a tailor’s shop, he abandoned his machine and shut himself in a cupboard, wailing, ‘Alas, I am undone, won’t someone shoot that tiger?’”
Title: YES GIRL
Project Details: This short animatic was for a television production class that I took a while back. I had to make a short film addressing a social issue. I chose women empowerment.
Summary: The story follows a young girl from an Indian village who was told from a young age that she cannot possibly become an astronaut. She then sets out to prove the nay-sayers wrong and achieve her dream!
Title: THE CLOCKSMITH
Project Details: One of the first animatics I made for a graphics class. The main focus was to convey a simple story idea within a minute.
Summary: The young Clocksmith works away burning the midnight oil on a rainy night trying to find the solution to make an old watch running.