“The first time I heard the song “How Far I’ll Go,” it was magical,” said Chris. “I saw the movie Moana the next day, and that inspired me to make this animation.”
Chris, who is an entirely self-taught animator, said he used Microsoft Paint to create the pictures, Movie Maker for animating them, and VideoPad for video editing.
"The EdRev contest is an opportunity for students who learn differently to have their artwork galleried and judged by a professional panel," said Stanbridge Art Teacher Camille Geraci. "It's been wonderful watching Chris learn and grow as an artist these past few years, and I am so proud of the work he displayed at EdRev."
“I like to draw, but with animation I can make the drawings move,” said Chris.
As a self-taught pianist, Chris also provides the musical accompaniment for the movie.
“This is the first [video] in a series,” said Chris of the “How Far I’ll Go” animation. “I want to do my own versions of all the Disney Feature Films.”
We can’t wait to see them, Chris! Click here to learn more about the arts at Stanbridge.