Hell or High Water

_For the sake of Capitalism

Mentor: Miguel Lee
Role: Individual Project
Using single element to convey the motifs of the bigger story. I chose to use an oil pumpjack from the movie as a means to reflect the term, capitalism. It’s a novel take using familiar tropes to tell the story in a different way. Building up the mystery of its world, distorted shadow and different aspects of oil pump-jack introduce the identity of itself. I have teased out the intro, we don’t even realize what we’re seeing until a few frames into the sequence. As the sequence progress, the world becomes stained and mess by multiplying number of the oil pumpjack to produce more oil for sake of money.


Animation test

Mood board

Desolation / Foggy / Distortion / Mess