The Mating Ritual of a Nocturnal Parrot

identity/illustration / narrative / research

Take the abstract and make it concrete by pairing visuals & story in a 3-4 minute video. The topic can be anything that is generally too complex to understand easily, either because there are too many variables, too much jargon, or the event isn’t visible.


After exploring many topics, I resolved on describing the extremely complicated mating ritual of the rare New Zealand parrot, the kakapo. From here, I refined my narrative created my visuals, adjusted pacing, and set to work.

  • 4 minute video in paper-cut
    animation style.
  • Adobe After Effects.
  • Animated happiness.

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