A traditional Gwich'in legend told using animated paper puppets.
Gwich'in Translation: Brenda Kaye and Mary Jane Moses
Gwich'in Narration: Jaanelle Schafer and Melayna Kyikavichik
- Old Crow YK - 2012, 3:06
|Sheperd's Pies, salad and homebaked buns!|
|The Elders look down from the pictures high on the walls|
|The Old Crow organizer, Megan Williams, introduces the Our World team|
|Lisa g gives thanks to everyone involved and congratulates the filmmakers|
|A wonderful night!|
So this is the last workshop day...everyone must finish their pieces today!
We are happy to report that all 5 films were completed and we shall be ready for the screening tomorrow!
|The scene outside the workshop|
|Joel and Brandon record the final version for Caleb's story|
|Caleb, Brandon and Joel watch Darcy's finished film|
|Stanley and Lisa g watch Jaanelle and Melayna's film|
|Sheila is finished and Frances works on a Behind the Scenes video|
|Tracy helps Melayna with an underwater scene|
|Jessica is focussed finishing her final flip book|
|Jessica now starts photographing her flip books|
|Frame by Frame animation|
|Sheila gets sign off from Ellie - her 2 year old documentary subject|
|Caleb works on the Loon gets his colours scene|
|Coluring the Loon|
|Frances assists with the Loon jumping into the lake|
|Brandon and Joel translate a story|
|Melayna and Jaanelle create one of their backgrounds|
|The Lisa's watch an animated scene just created by Melayna and Jaanelle|
|Attention to detail makes animation magic|
|Jaanelle sometimes does beadwork between scenes|
|Brandon and Lisa J consult with Darcy on story|
|Lisa J assists Darcy in the art of animation|
|Lisa g gives Sheila editing tips|
|Sheila already has a rough edit!|
|Calebs puppets are very detailed|
|Nothing better than a buzzing production studio|
(Please notice Jessica - top left - STILL drawing)
|The mentors enjoy lists to stay on track!|
The workshop starts at 9am...so this means it feels a little like midnight since it is still pitch black outside.
We (the Our World team) walk from the newer part of town to old town along the airstrip and following the moon, which takes about 15 minutes and when we get to the Tyzia Centre...Jessica is already waiting for us...yay!
Then, most of the rest of the students arrive on the bus at about 9:05.
Today is the last day that we have Mary Jane Moses and Brenda Kay so we have them very busy translating the stories that are ready into Gwich'in. They are both VERY generous with their time.
As always, and as per normal, everyone is in a different stage of their projects:
Jessica gets right to work on creating her flip book animation...this dedicated artist draws all day!
Sheila has almost all her media: photos, video and text and is ready to record as soon as translation is ready.
Caleb works on his artwork and backgrounds as we solidify his story.
Darcy also works on his backgrounds and characters as his translation is completed.
Jaanelle and Melayna are figuring out style but their story is ready and it also gets translated.
The day goes by FAST!
Luckily, Frances has the grand idea to take a group picture today (before things get really crazy), so here we are:
|top: Caleb, Stanley, Mary Jane, Megan, Brenda, Jaanelle, Melayna, Sheila, Darcy, Jessica|
bottom: Frances, Lisa J, Lisa g and Tracy
|The workshop space|
|Frances, Lisa J, Jessica and Darcy get to work|
|Jessica refers to her storyboard to create her flip book animation.|
|Lisa J and Tracy discuss story style with Jaanelle and Melayna|
|Sheila and MaryJane discuss Sheila's project|
|Lisa g and Sheila organize Sheila's media|
|Darcy getting his scenes ready|
|Lisa J records Melayna and Jaanelle voice over with Brenda's help|
|Caleb creating his characters|
|Landing in Old Crow|
|The John Tyzia Center where the workshops take place!|
|View from the workshop...probably between 11:30-2pm - the only time it is light out!|