initial idea

I have chosen several verses from different Psalms to create my “own” psalm. Β In plain words in my animation I will try to express complex time after childbirth. Painful transition from being a girl to being the mother. Journey from being a somebody’s baby to give life for somebody. Is so many things I want to tell in this movie but I’m not good in words. I hope to make some kind of visual poem to express things I can’t describe in words πŸ™‚
Narration I want to use as a “voice over”:
I am worn out with groaning every night.
I drench my pillow and soak my bed with tears.
The water is already up to my neck
I am sinking in the deepest swamp, there is no foothold
I was being formed in secret, knitted together in the limbo of the womb
You drew me out of the womb
You have made the earth tremble torn it apart now mend the rifts it is tottering still
hear my cry for help
guard me like the pupil of your eye
Enough for me to keep soul tranquil and quiet like a child in it’s mother’s arms as content as child that has been weaned
I want to use collage technique with photos
here is some examples πŸ™‚

new year, new idea, new animation

Is the beginning of the last term of my wonderful adventure with animation in CSM. Is time for my diploma movie πŸ™‚ As always in situation like that I had luck of inspiration… I had some pictures in my mind but nothing really specific. Β But I realised pressure of time is really good for creativity.

My first idea was to make animation based on Psalms. I wanted used verses’ describing God’s creating world. For example “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place” and just literally show in stop motion technique how God is making stars and set in on sky like Great Scenographer. But when I read whole Book of Psalms, I didn’t find enough verses describing God Creator, in addition in Polish version is more terms like “weaved”, “sculpted” “molded” than in English one… is not reason to quit this idea but psalm by psalm I was finding a new one πŸ™‚ (but maybe next movie I will make about God crafting universe I still think it could be nice picture).

here is some animated lecture about Book of Psalms, I always try to get some knowledge before I started read πŸ™‚