i’m finishing up the editing for the next video project, working title: A Treaty
i’ll be having a preview in the next 2 months, stay tuned for show dates. ..
In this recording I’m trying to use dance steps to simulate a horse galloping. Once completed, the audio will be added to the soundtrack of my video piece. The footwork is based on folk dances from the state of Guerrero in southwestern Mexico. Hopefully after a few more days of practice I’ll get a version I’m happy with.
I started working on a scene for my animation that is loosely based on a rooster fight. this particular scene seems to be extra involved, with the building taking much longer than others. couple process pics here showing the more sculpted image built from a series of photos. these six rooster constructions will end up in a scene that lasts only a few seconds. super time consuming.
So here’s another new frame from my next animation. Below the sample frame are some images that show how I make it. Dioramas and scanner – pretty simple – but the effects are dramatic and completely unpredictable, which I like. It’s a trial and error process which feels like the opposite of how animations are normally constructed. I don’t know what the scanned images will look like ahead of time so I just have to keep shifting colors and backgrounds until I get something I am happy with.
The final frame
In process – this is what one of the dioramas will look like when it’s ready to be scanned. Background images will cover the diorama, providing the atmosphere you can see in the first image.
It’s been a very involved process developing my most recent animation work Notes on a Treaty (tentative title) from concept to research to production. We’re really picking up steam now with the cutting and pasting, and it’s been a blast. Here’s a new sample frame of what we’ve been working on. Stay tuned . . .