"Akhtamar"
Based on an ancient Armenian legend, "Akhtamar" is the story of a princess who has fallen in love with a commoner.
Here I have adapted my interpretation of the story to the screen in a puppet-animation style.
Created in Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere
Designed, directed, animated alone
Musical Composition by Ms. Ruggiero
Spring 2015

"Akhtamar WIP"
Based on an ancient Armenian legend, "Akhtamar" is the story of a princess who has fallen in love with a commoner.
Here I have adapted my interpretation of the story to the screen in a puppet-animation style.
To see the process, visit rbirky1.tumblr.com/

Created in Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere

Designed, directed, animated alone
Music by Ms. Ruggiero soon to come!
Spring 2015

"Shèngkāi"

Shèngkāi means to bloom.

Tai, who lives with an abusive father, learns the value of kindness and friendship during an encounter with his back-door-neighbor, Aimee.

Directed & Animated by Rachael Birky
Music Composition by Tim Cooke
Special Thanks to Professor Corrie Parks, My Friends and Family

This is my independent study project -- a true challenge for just a semester!

"Shèngkāi Animatic"

This is an animatic from my storyboards for the short Shèngkāi that represents the timing I'd like to achieve.
It will be used to determine the number of frames required to animate each action.

"Shèngkāi S2P8"

The end scene for my WIP frame-by-frame animated short ShèngKāi.
There will be a fade to black, and a "fin" after this.

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