To This Day

To This Day is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.

Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point... A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.

Animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments that will thread into one fluid voice. This collaborative volunteer effort demonstrates what a community of caring individuals are capable of when they come together. Watch the call for entries here.

Assigned Clip

This is the segment I had the opportunity to work on.

So humbled to have been able to be a part of this awesome project!


Miscellaneous Process Images

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Arcelia's hand adding the last bit of watercolour details on one of the frames
Waiting for the watercolours to dry
Arcelia adding the final touch to each frame
Lily having fun with watercolours
Shooting the drawings for the final look
Shooting the drawings for the final look
Yours truly editing the animation footage
Lily painting each frame with watercolours
Lily making it happen
Exploring character design for the kid
Exploring more ideas for the kid and some granny ones
Early sketches of the gym teacher
Kid's and Granny design
New triangle shaped and meaner granny design
Storyboarding the main beats to the phrasing of the poem
More storyboards
Figuring out gym teacher's scene
Playing with gym teacher's scene composition
More composition ideas
Compositions in silhouettes looking for clarity
Figuring out last beats of the story
Idea of the kid popping out of the tree


This is the storyboards that I made to figure out the ideas, and to make sure they would work.