In Our Hands
2017, High School, Film
“In Our Hands” is a hand drawn, frame by frame, watercolor animation. It’s a ten frame per second picture meaning that for every second that goes by in the video I had to make ten drawings. The reason why I decided to put so much detail into this video is that I felt like the issue surrounding ocean pollution (oil spills specifically) deserved more than just some attention. Ocean pollution should not be something brushed off, we must engage in conversation and take action. This animation shows a world in which a green hand holds the planet, the inhabitants of the ocean are happy. A red hand bullies the world into darkness (oil spills). This darkness immediately harms ocean life, it destroys color. A paintbrush returns the ocean life back to its vibrating color. Today, we have the ability to fix the horrors we’ve caused, but it won't be like this for long. We must take action fast before the damage becomes irreversible.