I need to finalize the text to be able to time this properly; this is only 4:24 and should eventually be as long as my presentation.
Most layers don’t have anything animated still, but at least this is a base that I can work with.
The aim is to have a collapse of movements as if this is a (moving) book with transparent pages, so that the actual book in the project deals with the complete superimposition of its pages as we flip through it, the table relies on the edges of each framed layer that are partially superimposed, and the screen deals with overlay (understanding that overlay involves transparency), so as to show the composition against time.
I think I am kind of up to speed with most ideas I had about animating; a few missing are the record player, some moments in perspective, more clouds, more moving shadows, lights switching on and off, and more spaces around the main layers so that the whole animation appears as if it’s cropped from a larger composition. Also I think what the frame gives me that is eliminated in this because I use the original digital files, are the shadows between each layer because of the thickness of the frame so this is something I need to bring to the animation. Obviously these shadows are different to the moving ones as they’re only made through the flatness of the composition.
The reason that the hands choreographing are not part of the animation is that they are the connection between the book and the table, and since the camera being the connection between the table and the screen is not part of the presentation, the hands are omitted as well.
I would really appreciate any comments you have!