006.09.2016 / by Dante Penman

This is a mock-up of an idea I had for the first scene of my stop-motion film. The interior is inspired by Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau and sets the scene for the oubliette, the cyclical setting at the beginning and ending of the story. The original idea for the oubliette was an empty reality, a setting that occurs frequently in my dreams but also a chance to tell a story just by the movements and reactions of the puppet, without distraction from where, when and how.

I'm really excited to be restricted to a single, continuous light source. I'm looking forward to seeing how it collides with the puppet and what emotions and tension will come from this pairing.