I picked One Million
Kingdoms, an animation using the character Ann Lee, by
the French artist Pierre Huyghe.
Largely I picked this piece because I had seen it once before, outside
of the Moving Pictures exhibit, and it had stayed with me. So when
I realized it was here, I sort of jumped at the chance. Personally
though, I just really like the piece, the emotion it gives, and
the character herself, Ann Lee.
For my Flash movie, based off of One Million Kingdoms, I decided
to do something similar, but opposite to Pierre Huyghe's piece.
I tried to take the general idea of a single person walking through
a somewhat repetitive landscape, and turn it into another thing,
make it have a different mood to it. Since what I got from the original
piece was a sort of desolate, lonely feeling, I wanted to make this
one seem less unreal, more down to earth, and lonely, but not bothered
by that loneliness, which along with the animation itself, I tried
to have the music and colors show.