Cassie Shao is imaginative animator based in Los Angeles. Inspired by her dreams, her latest work Old You reveals a world across different mediums where a character wakes up in a world where different forms of water in nature are replaced by lightbulbs. The lyrics reveal the continuum of grief. Alongside the aesthetic, this sentiment finds its way to the people mirroring the same experience.
Old You visualises life picking up its pace without one’s realisation through 2D cel animation with live-action footage paper cut-outs and 3D elements. Old You incorporates various textures, tones and silhouettes. They orbit around the idea of an ever changing dynamic between two people that is no longer what it once was. Cassie’s use of digital and analog techniques in conjunction with the vivid map of colours paints an awe-inspiring world that is never stagnant.
Cassie Shao "The idea is sort of being in an environment that one’s used to, but is slightly different, like where the mountain is a cut-out instead of a real mountain. The video is a realization of things are changing and quickly taking its new forms and the process of accepting and adapting to that."
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