My idea behind this final piece is a Renaissance ball gone slightly off kilter. I am really interested in mixing different textures and mediums in this piece. I found this amazing photographer on flickr, who does these nighttime shots of abandoned and dilapidated buildings. He then lights up the space with highly saturated colors, giving the shots these eerie and surreal feel to them. The shots also really lend themselves to be “sets” in my animation, because they have an amazing sense of depth. There are also staircases and doorways which can allow the characters to enter and exit. I asked the photographer if I could use his work in my piece and he was actually very excited to see what I come with.
I want to contrast the photographs with the use of 18th century illustrations. My idea is to for all these different women to be appearing from these environments to attend a ball. They descend from the staircases, appear from the doorways, and potentially even climb through the windows. Finally when they all arrive in the giant hall they will all dance! I want to use the dancing to create patterns, almost like when you view synchronized swimming from above. I am envisioning lots of concentric circles and traditional ballroom dance patterns to create the movement in the final part of this piece.
Here is my not so well drawn story board:
Here is my color pallet:
Here is my style frame:
Here are two different inspirational videos:
Ben Harper – Power of the Gospel
Beruit – The Gulag Orkestar