Wednesday, January 16, 2008

La Tigressa

La Tigressa is a Frida driven story - so direction wise, I didn't want it to feel like a Manny driven episode. Frida's personality is a bit more aggressive than Manny's, so I attempted to reflect that in the pacing and shot choices of the cartoon.
A big inspiration was Paul Greengrass, director of the Bourne Identity and the Bourne Supremacy. He created a sort of impressionistic style of editing action sequences. They move so quickly you can't tell exactly what's going on - so what you're left with is a feeling.
That's what I was attempting to do in the montage sequence of La Tigressa. Not just simply, literally, illustrating what she did with her new found powers - but trying to convey her feeling of exhilaration through the editing.
Wether it was successful, I don't know. But that was the theory anyway! And it was an awful lot of fun.

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