13 Going on 30


My motion graphics assignment will be based off the movie 13 Going on 30.  The movie is about a 13 year old girl who desperately wants to be older.  On her 13th birthday, her best friend gives her magic dust that she wishes on to become 30 years old.  Not too long after, she awakens as a 30 year old women and as the movie progresses, she learns numerous life lessons along the way.  By the end of the movie she has returned to being a 13-year-old girl where she realizes that she’s exactly where she wants to be.

Throughout the entire film, magic plays a huge role in triggering the major events of the movie.  It is magic dust that turns the girl into a 30-year-old women, and it is the same magic dust that changes her back.  Due to magic’s major involvement in the movie, I wanted to bring this element out in my motion graphics assignment.

What I plan to do is start the scene off with a blue sky with clouds.  I’m then going to have the number 30 either flow into the scene like a cloud, or dissolve into the scene (I have yet to decide).  From there I will count down from 30 to 13 with magic-like stars in the background flickering to evoke the theme of magic seen throughout the movie.  Once the countdown reaches 13, the 13 will shrink down to a smaller size and the words “Going on 30”, along with a blue magic-type swirl, will flow into the scene.  Hopefully with all these little effects I will be able to create the magic type feel that is felt in the movie.


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