Ginger Root is a Chinese American musician, making what he defines as "Aggressive Elevator Soul" music. In 2019, he released the song "Weather". The song is about going through mental fogs and blockades from time to time, and acknowledging that these times come and go just like the day-to-day weather.
In creating this, I knew I wanted it to be bright and fun. I decided to use yellows and blues to represent the happy and sad times. This could also be the yellow sun and the blue rain. It was also a little nod to Ginger Root’s 2021 EP “City Slicker” which used similar colours.
After creating the initial sketches for the video, I created storyboards for each key moment in the video using Adobe Illustrator. After that, I proceeded to animate each board in Adobe After Effects. After a few touchups and revisions, I got the video you see above!