Project 5 The moving figure – Exercise 1 Single moving figure
There is nothing so joyful as to see a child in their imaginary world ignoring all around them….this was just such a moment….our two year old grand-daughter with a tutu dancing in front of a window bathed with sunlight which acted as a spotlight during her performance.
This was a major exercise for me and I was exhausted after drawing constantly for about 2 hours and then frustratingly editing the pictures in Adobe Photoshop and Premiere – Photoshop I was familiar with but I was using Premiere for the first time!
Obviously the influence was William Kentridge as I have watched his videos on YouTube many times, and studied his wonderfully illustrated book Fortune edited by Lilian Tone.
This was the moving figure – moving – not in quite the same way as Kentridge – as this video was really like a slide show but like Kentridge I was constantly editing the same picture. What remains is a series of captured images that are then stitched together in a movie:
Hands on hips, the little jump (not high enough), and the belly stuck out…I believe that I have captured the spirit of movement in this exercise.
Exhausting but well worth the effort!