A filmmaker friend has expressed interest in filming my marionettes , the making of them , performing with them, our exploring the Popol vuh narrative, etc. This all sounds like great fun. So in my naive enthusiasm I decide I’m going to explore stop-action filmmaking. After all I have a bunch of articulated maquettes to play with. How hard can it be?
Tedious , certainly, but that shouldn’t be a problem.
Well it ain’t easy.
I purchased an app for stop-action, that has helped certainly, but so much more to figure out. The following clip is one of my first experiments: Mictlantecutli, the Not-so -great Hunter.
Inept, but at least very short…this is even shorter .
The First Kiss
This will obviously NOT be a career change anytime soon. But it is fun. I want that sense of play in my life in general, which often in my devoted studio practice can seem elusive. Particularly once I have committed to a large canvas. Such is the case at the moment, I’m working on a large oil, that I enjoy painting ; but it is daunting, a commitment of time and energy. Dabbling with stop-action is a welcome distraction. I will in time master editing, lighting, buy better tools (a tripod perhaps)…but for now, I’m playing.