Average Joe

Maria Mahdessian

This project is a stop-motion animation that portrays the life routine of Average Joe, which consists waking up, eating, going to work, watching television, and sleeping, all without any excitement. Years pass by in a flash without a change and without Average Joe truly enjoying his life. At the end of the animation, there is darkness, which represents his final spiritual and physical death. This project’s intention is to show that life is a journey of adventures and experiences through which a person can feel truly alive. The skeleton symbolizes death and the use of grey scale represents a boring, plain, and uninteresting life.
Audio: “Living Fully Now” by Alan Watts.

Digital, skeleton dummy