A Brief History of Toilet Paper

Overview » What was life like before toilet paper? A Brief History of Toilet Paper is a short, light-hearted animation that traces how this everyday commodity we take for granted came to be.


light-hearted, friendly, educational


After Effects, Illustrator

Art Direction

Sean Brodbeck

Visual Direction » For this piece, I was inspired by the fluid animation style of a whimsical NYTimes video essay. My goal was to animate lines & shapes building on top of one another, smooth transitions, and sync scenes visually with audio.

Process » This was an exercise in motion graphics production, from story-boarding to script-writing to working with audio. These were a few of my initial sketches, as well as a behind the scenes look at how I prepared each shape, line, and pattern on separate layers to put together in After Effects.

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