Working again with Kevin Cotter and Lizzie Swinford, we have been continuing to develop the story of the Old Lady and the Birds. Today the participants were animating clouds that will be sitting underneath the final film, to give some depth to it. The children working with me on this had to be quite controlled to keep the cloud movement as even as possible, a challenge which they rose to as the session progressed. We also decided to film some of the younger participants ‘being’ the birds through a movement session with Lizzie, so to create the ‘flock of birds’ from the story the young people have developed.
At the same time, Kevin has been developing the story with the participants and we recorded some of the sound for the final film - different birds singing and some aspects of the story narration. Looking forward to see how this develops next week.
The tied up nature of the art activities in these sessions is really exiting, and the hope is the final film will show the advantage of this type of working method.