Saturday, November 09, 2013

There Are No Words For It

This gif Paul found shows how one of the title sequences with a large transparent paper leaf and the silhouette of a lace making spider (already built) peeking over an edge will aim to look.
I'll cast one of the large Answer Tree leaves in washi (not as fibrous as the test leaf above was) and strongly back light it (with the spider puppet on it) with "almost wording" revealed from embedded in an inner layer...


Additional titling, that actually needs to be read by humans, will be ambiguously created out of rug fringe as seen in our house above, or similar to the twig, shadows, webbing, veining, etc. seen again in the examples below.

There will be no proper language seen in Halfland as it exists in a world without any. However, I would like to name the "chapter" starts with evocative words like "Kettle"or "Season", etc. and I'd like the title name of Halfland to appear, nearly, for those who are keyed into the looking for an official title.

I hope simply to sign the pieces like a painting vs. a film. The end credits, if I'm able to do them as I'd like, may be filled with photos of everyone whose contributed to the film series, in person, online, or otherwise. As many shots as I have of what these people working on what they actually added to the project, and brief line about them, their own websites, etc. Everyone's story is so wonderful.

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  1. And so is yours! A warm, wordless internet hug to you, the Goddess of Halfland!
    xoxo!
    J.

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    1. A'w fanx, Jessica! It is a creative project! I do know "every hair on their head."

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  2. I admire your talents time and again ;-)

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  3. oh, shelley, i like this so much. even the intimation of language is very powerful, indeed.

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    1. Thanks, gl! YES! Just a hint of it as a nod to the form.

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  4. That spider is like me animating - back and forth, back and forth, between puppet and camera, endlessly....
    That rug fringe writing idea - amazing! You gotta do it!

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    1. K! I'll do it, Nick!~ yay! That little guy is a jumping spider so you better watch out!

      I'd love to see what you are working on!

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    2. Finally starting to shoot my Poe project, after letting it gather dust for 2 years while working on other people's films. I posted some photos at StopmotionAnimation.com.
      I like the writing revealed inside the leaf too - feels right for the answer tree.

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    3. Went to the site, searched for your name, none of your Poe photos came up, just all the comments and references to you by other people. As usual, I am completely unable to navigate the board.

      sigh.

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    4. Did a search for "Poe" and saw the wonderful photos at last. Would love to know what you did to add the round lens effect in one from the comments (could not find a way to link it here.)

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  5. Don't know if this works, I will try to post a link to my photos page at SMA.
    http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=2n0efqezkry1f
    It might only work for me, and be different for everyone.
    I replied to your comment on the editor's office/wineglass photo.
    Actually posted here a few minutes ago but it isn't showing up so I'm trying again.

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    1. Worked! Read the explanation of the wine glass mask, very very beautiful results! I adore what it does to your set and puppets and had in mind something similar for parts of Halfland only with a spyglass macro effect. I'll likely attempt to affect it as a post production aspect/element.

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