UCLA vs USC Mascot Stop Motion Animation

Los Angeles


Playing on the long standing sports rivalry between schools, this animation was created as part of a social media push to encourage UCLA to sign the Open Covid Pledge before USC.

The Project:

Images of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Southern California (USC) mascots, made entirely of cut paper, are animated to depict the UCLA Bruin kicking the USC Trojan out of frame, and then ringing the Victory Bell.


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What worked?

The humor

Other Notes:

The cut paper elements were assembled and photographed by Kaity, and Vivian added background, digitized the animation, and formatted the animation for various social media platforms.

    Original files can be provided for exhibition

Reflections from Kaity Licina

What skills or perspectives did the collaborators bring to this?

Vivian has been very encouraging of the idea of stop motion throughout the lab, so it was a true collaboration between the two of us to make this happen. I think we both are pleased with the results.

About this project

July, 2020

Image/graphic, Video

United States, Los Angeles

7 second video, GIF

Public Domain