After Hours: Riso Animation

This project is a riso animated motion video for the launch of The Weeknd’s album ‘After Hours’. Taking form of a Listening Party (a gathering of like-minded music heads  where a new album, single or music video is premieried), this is an intimate experience, one that people would generally enjoy alone, with their partner or in a small group.

At a time when many of us are at home, the After Hours Listening Party invites people to take a break from their daily hustle, listen together and go deeper into their own curiosity.

Risograph Printing, Motion Design, Print Design
Self-Initiated Project at Savannah College of Art and Design
Year of Completion: 2022

Special Mention to Kelli Anderson for hosting ‘Animating on the Risograph’ workshop organized by The Arm NYC LLC/ The Arm Letterpress

After Hours is an attempt of the artist opening up about his wrong doings or toxic traits as a person. Based on its current connotations, I thought a ‘Listening Party’ would be an ideal fit, an act of reconciliation with your loved ones. This album blends a noir-film storyline with 80s retro synthwave, so I started imagining shadows, granular, purples, imperfect, raw. Definitely analog, and not a mere digital piece.

Throughout the process, I asked myself the following questions:
How can I incorporate all my previous learnings in my Passion Project?
What should it say about me? How can I be brave and take more risks?
Can I make something unexpected? Can I keep learning?
Can I venture out into an unknown territory?

Behind the Scenes:

The initial stages included understanding Riso Printing, prepping my video as frames
and creating contact sheets.  The later stages comprised of scanning these contact sheets, stitching frames into a video, post production and adding context to my designs.

Frame development

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