Monday, February 28, 2011

End of the Month: Pixellation

A few months back I wrote about The Nature Theater of Oklahoma's super take on Romeo & Juliet.

Animation, forms of it at least, is more readily created now than at any time in the history of film.

Writers can hear their words in action with XtraNormal, a student can learn the basics of Flash in a couple days and upload to YouTube, and artists of all types can explore the limitless universe with a little time and experimentation.  And a few simple tools.

That's my friend Kristin Worrall getting pushed around by invisible forces.

They've got a few dozen of these on their Vimeo site. They're not too much to speak of at the moment, essentially a zany tour diary. But given the strength of the company's previous work it wouldn't be surprising to see this evolve into a remarkable conflation of performance, sound and animation. All for less than the cost of a single ticket to Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark.

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