Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Taking off from our initial understanding of the story, we tried to break down our interpretation into a visual narrative. Individually, we the participants of the workshop tried to thumbnail our ideas along with engaging into a discourse to strike a narrative. Thumbnails were drawn onto separate paper cards, and then arranged and juxtaposed. Multiple ideas and alternative were thrown on to table and through a discussion with our workshop mentor, Tara we sketched a rough outline of the visual narrative.

Alongside, our other task for the day was to create our light-table-setup for our sand animation. With the available resources of the Institute, we were quickly able to create a setup for the same. We then split our batch into groups of two, and then started experimenting with the medium. This helped us in understanding sand as a medium and also gets a warm-up before taking on animating the final film.

Dipanjan Dutta Chowdhury

Films watched today include two made in sand at NID:
Chai Break (2006), available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQMnp5ejsrU
Srujan (2009), available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJSOIt2Mmo4

as well as:
No  CorrasTanto (Take it easy) (2008) , available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhqr-P2O0XI, and a film about the making of this film, available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTycuUWRcxU

We also watched  The Sand Dancer (2010), available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29UvR0dDhwU as well as two short documentaries about cave paintings.

1 comment:

  1. Its great to see this story getting re-interpreted, bringing something from the past, from history, into the present, in our discussions and planning, and finally in the medium of animation.

    I read today in the Times of India (Monday 4 January)that of tribal communities and smaller faiths, this section has the highest proportion of working people. The article also says that women's work participation is also highest in tribal communities at nearly 44%. These statistics may be surprising to you.