January 14th, 2012

Ann Vole

Translucient love

Lately I keep finding something that looks beautiful to me and when I analyze what elements seem to contribute most to making it look so wonderful, it seems to always involve something being transluceint (sort-of see-through but blurs or milks-up the image). There was a guy who did not have use of his legs and lived in France during World War 2. He had made some beautiful animation using soap on layers of glass and shot in multiple planes. The Nazis destroyed most of it but some film tests remain. The images of those tests are extremely beautiful to me so I have always had it in my mind to do something similar using soap on glass. I am sure there is a way to do it digitally too so the first project I think I will atempt with my tablet PC will be along those lines. I so desire the skills of Ursula Vernon the way she did her "Digger" cartoon but in my case, I will make everything translucient white and soft focus and placed over black.