Jackie Shoemaker

My Sock Puppy

Class of: 2025

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Video

Faculty: Joey-Christiano Diaz

Prompt: The project's goal was to create a meaningful 2.5 to 3-minute video piece using a minimum of three media, such as drawing, video, and sound.

The intent of the work is to illustrate how friendship doesn’t last forever through animation, sound, and video. This theme is based on a relationship I had with a childhood friend because, over the years, we’ve seen each other less and less. Since this broken friendship bothered me for a while, I wanted to create a story that conveyed my sorrow and disappointment. The piece starts off by showing me thinking of what story to write for a homework assignment and then realizing the memories associated with my toy sock puppy. The majority of the three-minute video is a digital animation depicting the story of a friendship between two dogs that slowly falls apart over time. The animation style and dialogue were inspired by children’s books.