Two little guys meet in the woods…
I recently made a film, for an art show around all the aspects of home:
(To) Be found a Home
German title: Ein Zuhause gefunden werden;
hand drawn animation, 16:9, stereo, running time: 0:58 Min.
What is it about?
Two little guys meet in the woods.
The bigger imposes a house on the other one. – He really wants the smaller to feel home, forcefully.
I know this feeling well: someone wants to do me something good, and just don’t care what I want. – I’m afraid I did this to others before, too. You?
This animated short is about observing what we do, and the effects of how we behave.
I had the script and the storyboard in the drawer for about four years. So very often I think that I’ll never get things done, and that I’m not able to finish the things that I start.
The film is also exactly about that: Someone once told me these things, and I started to believe them: I got buried under other people’s ideas about me.
I started to believe that I’ll never finish things that I’ve started and this is one of the reason’s why I have such a hard time to move on with Ins Dunkel, my animated short that is set to release on June 2, 2012. (I simply don’t trust myself.)
Even though I tend to believe what other people think about me is true, I worked pretty hard to finish this little piece for the exhibition, and I drew about 200 frames in three days (Ouch! And Ha!)
I shot all the frames, edited the animation and added some sound effects in time.
My synapses jumped delightfully while they were creating a new path inside my brain: “Hey, I am able to finish things when the time is right, and when I decide to do so. Awesome! Maybe I’m able to finish this major project of mine that I started in 2007 as well?”
Yesterday I sorted all files for “Ins Dunkel” and found out that I already finished three minutes of animation (which is pretty cool!). I cleaned the rigging out of 100 frames, and arranged the finished shots along my storyboards. It already looks like a short film now. Again, awesome!
What do we (read, “I”) learn from this?
Never believe someone who wants to pigeonhole you in any way, no matter how well they mean it.
And always have enough pencils and an electric pencil sharpener.
This is pretty personal, but important stuff. Life is messy sometimes, and I’m writing this for you to know that you’re not alone. Celebrate with me in the comments, or get a warm internet hug there if you need one!
Have a wonderful weekend though!
– Jessica ♥