I’m Karalyse Hagen; a Senior Animation major, and a Photography minor. I come from Alma, Michigan, a small farm town in central Michigan. I left to broaden my horizons and pursue my dreams.
If I had to pinpoint the moment in my life that I realized I wanted to pursue animation; would probably be while watching How to Train Your Dragon in IMAX theater. I knew I wanted to do something art related, and prior wanted to work in the live action film industry. But with animation I feel there are messages and emotions that leave a different impression on people.
During my time at Bradley, I have grown and matured so much. My dreams and aspirations have changed and shifted slightly, and I feel closer to achieving them with what I’ve gained from Bradley. I take pride in my ability to adapt to new situations and pick up new skills. I would consider myself a photographer, videographer, animator, costume designer, illustrator, painter, prop maker, and a graphic designer.
I don’t think I have a dream job. My dream is to create what I love and to form a bond with the audience members, no matter the job.
My senior film based off the Irish legend of the formation of the Giant's Causeway; Digital animation using After Effects, Photoshop, and Procreate