Animation Midterm Storyboard

The theme of identity is what this midterm will be based on. The first scene starts with an initializing of life (movement) by an alien presence (might be changed to the “hand of god”), that gets everything started. The faceless women birth/begin the process by shooting a crow into space.¬†Birds are often used as symbols that mediate between the physical and spiritual worlds, and the use of a crow within this context is that of carrying souls from darkness to light. The crow continues on it’s journey thru the next person/scene, whereby it flies from the tunnel in his face out to camera left. The facelessness of the people was inspired by John Stezaker’s collage work, here representing the body as a vessel, and the places replacing their face as part of their formative experience. A storm begins upon the crow’s exit, foreboding challenges ahead. In the third scene the crow becomes impeded by the face of the house (self created rigidity), whereby it begins to take the physical form of liquid (primordial goo), that slides down and into the next frame. In the last scene, the liquid looks into the right frame, and enters into the ¬†left, attempting to enter him. Denied, it is flung to the right frame, lands on the tray, and goo drips to the ground revealing a beating heart.

Storyboard

Storyboard