Films · Requiem for Romance
Requiem for Romance Trailer
A modern-day couple’s secret love affair comes to a bittersweet end during an evening phone call. Cell phone static creates distance between them as they anguish over details of their relationship. But the visuals of the film reveal something entirely different: the epic re-imagining of their relationship set in feudal China, where family influence, cultural pressures and their lust for adventure makes more sense. Coming this spring, love goes to war over art.
Photos from my Artist Residency at Charles Street Video
These are photos of me working creating the ink wash footage. I worked on the Red camera, filming time-lapse footage of ink and water on different types of paper. I had to be very inventive to use indirect drawing techniques so as to not get my hands or brushes in the frame.
I brought a wide range of different kinds of paper. Some were really smooth, which worked well for the sky and fire elements. Some were really toothy which tended to work better for the architecture and forest scenes in the film.
I would alternate between shooting ink footage with the Red camera and working on the character animation on my Cintiq.