This Project is my descriptive word assignment. The scope of the project was to choose a word and use motion to bring it to life. with this and my love for old video games I decided that I wanted to design for the word Mario. With this I designed the character himself, Mario, and the background elements as well. For the title, since Mario was jumping on and walking on it I thought it would be fun to design it as if it were the land from the game. This gives the entire piece a more cohesive look to it. As for the animation aspects I wanted the piece to feel very old school. I wanted the movements rough and jumpy to make it seem like when you play the old Mario games. Plus with the 12bit design it makes the entire piece much more recognizable. Using a frame rate of 12 really helped to capture the feeling I was aiming for.