Carousel creatures escape monotony when they think no one is looking. They enjoy the night and mimic the movement of their surroundings to escape into a world where they can do and be anything they want. Their imagined escapades are a dramatic metaphor for what we imagine for ourselves, until we return to reality and acknowledge our limits.
The animation was developed through a series of class exercises where I discovered a new aspect of the story through exploration in photography and video (Vine).
While experimenting with generating light painting effects from street lights and cars, I came across a carousel whose creatures generated stories that were influenced from surrounding light sources. Below are selections of photographs that inspired the final animation.
I’m not much a Vine user, however, one assignment was to return to our subject and create short Vine stories that had a beginning, middle, and end. After several attempts, I published my favorite. It has sound.