Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity
Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity

In response to the theme of time, I have made a short film about a cocoon using real footage and animation (which I edited in Adobe After Effects, and drew in Clip Studio Paint). 

By juxtaposing the cocoon with the real world footage I have highlighted how alienating this passage of time can be. My aim was to subvert the usual understanding of a cocoon as something which beauty emerges from, and rather depict it as an isolating period of time. Hence, the footage shows the world moving, breathing and living outside of the cocoon - the only connection being time passing. The cocoon is further alienated from this world by being visually different, out of focus, then indiscernible and finally still and in the dark. 

Similar work has been produced by Tsai Ming-Liang, whose film ‘What Time Is It There?’ (2001) explores loneliness through two  characters, who’s only connection is time. 

‘Waves ‘98’ (2015)  by Ely Dagher is another work which also explores this theme, as it combines animation and real footage to show a disconnection between the central character and his surroundings.

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By Miles Colubriale
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Published On: 02/05/2021