FIRST REFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHS
Were done at college with a Japanese student. I was trying to catch some moments from the film to clarify my vision of the actions, camera angles, deformation of body in different perspective angles, the foreshortening, the facial expressions, positioning of the character in the space,the general feel and colour.
A few days ago I met a really beautiful Japanese girl called Ayano. She resembles the spirit of Sadako in a form of modern Japanese teenager.
I was very happy when she said she would love to pose for reference pictures for my animation:
For the run and the fall:
For the mourning face:
For making if the cranes:
Fir the hand puppet- crane:
The connection between the "Bomb sequence" and the "Sorrow sequence":
I need these references to see how light behaves when hitting the skin, the Japanese features, facial expressions, the movement of the body.
To study the body movement even better I decided to take camera out and film the action (the run) from different angles, which will help us to decide about timing for animatic and wull aslo serve as a great drawing reference in 3rd term.
Reading about Sadako's life, visiting the clothing department at Albert Victoria Museum, also researching the pictorial material I found out some interesting facts about clothing culture at that time: