The animations are coming along:
To recap after last group presentations; it’s helped me massively. It’s pushed me into a better direction with the film, embracing the experimental side of it much more than the narrative and story.
Animation is something that i wanted to get into my work in the first place, and this new direction that i’ve taken my work (thanks to the comments and feedback) allows the animation more of a window into that.
Had a personal re-cap of inspirations yesterday, and how they all link together.
Here’s a list of them, with a web of arrows to link one another together. Sexuality, as I keep saying, is a much larger part of my work now, which has evolved through the years work. But, keeping this in mind, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is still a large thread in my work. It’s more or less the glue, the aspect that holds all other ideas and concepts together.
I’ve had to ditch the actual sound to the video, as it had me in the background giving directions to the model. I’ve created some folly sounds, to give it back its reality, its grounding in a world.
This sound is the manipulation of Duct tape, to make it sound as if the character is actually moving within the suit and not just silently moving.
I’ve been looking at Lynch, whos work screams repetition and compulsion, and have created some quick sounds that could be used as a backing track. Again, they are very repetitive, relentless and almost annoying. It helps create that feeling of a constant pressure.
Eraserhead - David Lynch.
In my opinion, It’s Lynchs’ greatest film. I critically analysed it for an essay this year, and watched it a few times. The one thing that jumped out at me, other than the purely insane characters, was the Soundtrack.
It’s set in an industrial landscape, with machinery and pumping stations littering every corner Henry walks past. Lynch even stated that the sounds of industry were brought inside, to the interior scenes, to bring a constant stream of industrial claustrophobia and anxiety.
It works. There is a constant hiss, a constant hum in the background. The sound his radiator makes in his dwellings resembles this, again pulling the sounds of industry inside.
This scene i’ve placed here is one of the best for sounds. It begins with the exterior scenes, industry, hissing and machinery. It moves inside, still hearing these sounds but muffled. There’s a section that completely threw me. It goes silent for a brief period, until you pick up the sound of suckling in the background of the living room. It cuts to the image of a Dog suckling it’s young.
It feels completely random. Almost unnecessary in nature. But you realise it’s Lynchs need to relentlessly barrage you with uneasy sounds. ‘The Uncanny’ springs to mind, a sound here and there, that reminds you of something, but yet feels like you have never seem it.