Wednesday, 3 June 2009
This is the cover of my sketchbook about Bas Jan Ader and below are some pages.
He was a rather melancholic person. I was most intrigued by his performance where he just cried. He was too sad to tell...
He also performed rather dangerous tricks such as cyckling to river or falling down from everywhere. All this behaviour reminded me of sad clowns.
So in my film Bas the main character is this sad clown. I also came up with these "too sad to sing birds" as just side characters.
When dsigning his boat I used the actual Guppy 13 as model. Guppy 13 was the type of boat he tried to cross Atlantic in...and got lost...and presumably died
This is the beginging of the storyboard for my film.
Posted by ipe at 10:52