I have also been looking at another type of dance called ‘Capoeira’. Formally created in Brazil by the African slaves and Brazilian natives to resist oppression but also for survival of their culture and lifting of their spirits. A connection from one to another through movement. Its a martial art that combines elements of dance and music. Known by quick and complex moves using mainly power, speed and leverage for leg sweeps.
This is what I have been looking at recently. The effects and style of it has given me lots of ideas of camera shots and colour. I find this video really inspiring.
I have recently been given a new brief which is all about ‘translation’. i have been asked to present an animation that links to a certain form of translation. At first, it took me a while to think of exactly what i wanted to do. I had thought of a few ideas but none satisfied me enough. But one of them was to do with translation through dance, so I decided to use that idea and make a rotoscope animation from it. I will be looking at the kind of conversation you have when in a street dance battle. Showing off you’re skills to the other without speech. Another part of translation that will link into it is how the music makes you move. The translation through sound to movement. There are so many things I can do with this that I fear i may end up confusing myself with too many options. I may have to write my own brief to narrow it down…
trying again but with a bit more detail. I only really concentrated on the wings as they had the most shadow and movement and thats what i’m concentrating on most of all.
I had to stop after a while because my hand started to hurt. This is why only a couple of frames at the end have no detail. Also the growing lines behind the owl are supposed to represent light lines. I will colour them in and make it more obvious.