ANIMATING FOOD

2013, USA

Object animation with fruit

2014, USA

Animation, time-lapse with fruit

2014, USA

Animation, silent

Personal Take:


Forward animation (animating one frame at a time, without following a storyboard) is a surprisingly similar process to documentary video, and experiments with this technique can help form new approaches to filming documentary subjects.

Context:


These animations were made over the course of several months on the way to my film [A Bodega].

Implications for Future Work

Process

These shorts arose out of spontaneity, animated under the camera with no plan in mind and no underlying objective. I simply bought the ingredients and set out to see what different qualities of the food I could bring out on screen. Shot in one spontaneous burst, this lack of structure led to shots I would have never planned ahead of time, as wel as techniques of object animation that would end up in [A Bodega].