This is a quick post so those of you who follow the blog will know that I am still alive and working every day in animation. My current project is primarily a frame-by-frame tradigital animation complete with shot sequence and storyboard.
Animation has its technical procedures and they can be tedious, but I am finding it very helpful to do a storyboard to help me visually conceive and build the story. Further breaking it down into individual shots helps me figure out what to do next and consider the more cinematic aspects of animation such as camera moves, pans, etc. and to devise positions for the camera (or viewer’s eye) that will help explain and move the plot along. I have completed about 8 shots of what at present is a list of approximately 4o… so I still have a long way to go.
The project is titled: “I Wake Up Dreaming…” It was inspired by a drawing I did in 1968 (White Noise folio #14) of an actual dream completed as soon as I woke up. Recently while looking around my studio for inspiration I opened up my file box of White Noise folios and picked up a handful near the top. This particular drawing with text jumped out at me and brought the dream back in vivid detail.
I am having a lot of fun finding ways to visually represent the ambiguities and surprises of dream space and time. Most recently I have begun collecting and creating sounds to bring the story to life.