I made another installment of Scientifically Sound Questions – the Coronavirus Edition. There’s a lot of bad information flying around that needs clearing up.
I just finished another short.
Everything in this came from a library. The cutouts and text are from 1960’s copies of College & University Business journals.
I captured the audio with my phone – everything came from the library except the piano, which is in my garage. Maybe I’ll do another edit where I swap the piano for library sounds.
I had a dream where I got a job as the moon.
During the day, I was normal me, and I did regular, normal me things. But at night, I was the moon. I watched the dew fall, and ushered dreams to their owners.
I made this animation, based on that dream. I hope you enjoy it. The music, Clair de Lune, was recorded by Amber Short.
This is my longest animation to date, and I’ve been working on it for a month and a day. I might make another version, where this above video appears in a paper theater, like a crankie.
Scientifically Sound Questions are inspired by conversations I’ve had with my daughter, Lily. This is another scroll animation, and mostly likely, part one.
Below are some working shots I took…
I’ve submitted this for screening – fingers crossed.
All the Fine Golden Threads
Born a sequin, baptized in glitter,
I blossomed in childhood light.
Tender arms wrapped me in filigree.
Grace gave me wings, assured flight.
I wear my changes like an ornament.
Gauzy yellow. Beads of sun in rows.
How to measure the luminous
wires of the heart? Even pain glows.
My favorite color is Gem.
I am Shimmering Goddess Energy.
That last line really caught my attention. I put together an audio track of outside sounds + harp, which is very shimmery to me. I then began to draw and film and this is how it turned out:
And here are some process photos.