Monday, February 21, 2011

Zoom Out

The first screenshot is taken from Robbie Dingo's Watch the World and the second is from Henry Selick's movie entitled Coraline. Robbie Dingo's video recording his creation privileges the viewer with a tour through through through various stages before it culminates in its final zoom out (pictured on top). This zoom out changes the viewer's perspective and its resemblance to Van Gogh's Starry Night adds meaning to the whole composition. Similarly, in Coraline, the viewers are taken through the magical Other World garden before the main character carries them into the sky to see the whole picture (pictured on bottom). The garden's resemblance to the main character is a stunning and awe inspiring moment of the film. It is this that the two pieces have in common. The viewer is captivated at first by exploring the world that they are presented with, and then, in a morph of perception, they are given the whole message. However, while the first piece is made entirely digitally, the second is made with in analog with stop-motion. Coraline's face is made up of hundreds of tiny paper flowers and other props and it took a very long time. Robbie Dingo's work is made entirely of 3-Dimensional models by just himself over a relatively short period of time. There is a certain charm and place for both.

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