Between Knots

A short for the Rarámuri

Thanks to all the mentors, family and friends that pushed us forward during this project.

The indigenous Rarámuri communities are suffering an increase in physical and sexual abuse of children and women, along with the devaluation of domestic activities since the pandemic.

The mission —

Create a genuine and effective message that will create an impact and reflection within this social group.

The outcome —

We created an animation that seeks to bring to light a real problem that exists in this community.

The impact —

The project has been accepted by the community and the distribution is pending.

Roles  —

Concept
Design
Matte paintings
Animation
Rigging
Editing
Sound design

Software  —

Photoshop
After Effects
Premiere
Audition

Timeline  —

Preproduction: 1m
Production: 2m

Breakdown

Background

The Rarámuri communities of the Sierra Tarahumara in Chihuahua are suffering an increase in physical and sexual abuse of children and women, along with the devaluation of domestic activities.

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Objective

Create a genuine and effective message that will create an impact and reflection within this social group. By putting light on certain patriarchal and macho customs, we seek to create a connection between the message and the victims, thus sparking discussion.

Process

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Research & Ideation

We addressed and evaluated the existing problems in the Rarámuri community and began to sketch different possible solutions that would help solve said problems. We explored different alternatives and did research that helped us to understand the context in a closer and more genuine way.

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Storyboarding

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Previsualization

A lot of research went into clothing, landscapes, facial features, community distribution, etc. to get our depictions right. In terms of colour, we looked for ways to express emotional contrast. Warmth with sadness, emptiness, reflection.

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Production

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Credits 

Direction and Animation: Arturo Acevedo (me) and Daniel Castañeda Original

Soundtrack: José Ramón Luna

Voice Acting: Diana Castañeda

Special Thanks: Sarah Quintana, Francisco Hernández, Jessica Acevedo and Andrés Lara.

Copyright © Arturo Acevedo. All rights reserved