Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sc 6 _ Staged Closer

In terms of staging, I moved Salome closer to Herod at the end of the dance. Herod pulls away from her when she asks for the head. Does this work?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Plague of Locusts

I decided to animate the swarm of locusts for the scene where the head of The Baptist becomes the plague. I initially thought I would use sand for the animation, but I found the sand hard to control and hard to detail. I tried using paint on glass for this animation. At first, it was not clear how I would achieve the movement of the swarm. I tried 4 or 5 different patterns of movement which were more random and spotty. This inspired me to go further, but I still wasn't sure about the effect. Several people asked me why I wasn't using a dynamic simulation for the effect. The proof for the paint technique came when I began animating the whole swarm as one entity. I concentrated on drawing the frame after before erasing the previous frame as I learn from Sheila Sofian. I think this has given me some great results and it was fun to do. I don't think I would have had this much control with either sand or a dynamic simulation.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Here is the layout for the second half of the film. More to come...

Saturday, March 22, 2008