Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Art of Storytelling: Sand Animation

By Kseniya Simonova, winner of "Ukraine's Got Talent" 2009. Check out her sand animation above. It's an incredible demonstration of the art of telling a story visually that touches the heart and mind. Kseniya executes precision in every detail which draws you into the story even deeper.

Sand animation, also known as sand art, is a term which has two meanings. It is the name given to a style of live performance art, and also to a type of animation. In the former, an artist creates a series of images using sand, a process which is achieved by applying sand to a surface and then rendering images by drawing lines and figures in the sand with one's hands. To increase visibility and to add further artistic aesthetic, a sand animation performer will often use the aid of an overhead projector or light board. In the latter, animators move around sand on a backlighted or front lighted piece of glass to create each frame for their animated films.

Sand Animation is a cool live performance art.

-3rd Dog Script aka Betsy Malone

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