November 8, 2012
As a continuation of yesterday’s post about anthropomorphism and puppetry, here is an exercise in interpreting nature. The leaves were filmed from my balcony in Turku (Finland) yesterday lunchtime.
The best is to first watch and see what occurs to you. The imagination works better without being told what to do.
And if you would then like to analyse the “performance”, here some focuses that may be useful for puppeteers:
- Watching the leaves as a group or following an individual leaf gives different information.
- How does the wind cause the leaves to move and how does their shape affect the movement?
- Interpret the leaves imaginatively: find atmospheres, characters, stories, feelings.
- What creates these impressions? What role do rhythm and space play?
- What attracts your attention? Why?
- How could you re-create one movement or the whole atmosphere as live puppetry animation? (not necessarily with wind and leaves).
Please feel free to comment or share what you see in the leaves.