What Love Is

As an abstract animation, What Love Is takes inspiration from the 2D puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone, and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. It is a colourful and engaging motion design narrative which follows a yellow circle as it finds a first love, loses it and evolves to love again.

Motion Graphic


After Effects | Premiere | Photoshop | Illustrator

Narrator: Steve Worsley      Script & Animation: AH Butler

Motion Graphic Process

Planning, scripting, visualising, directing the voice over, and selecting the soundtrack for the narrative, is a detailed and intensive process.

Creating styleframes and using motion design software moves the work towards its final animation.

Themes & Script




Voice Over /Music

First Pass

Final Pass