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.