I want to create a large (100+) set of etchings, then scan the prints and turn them into an animated short video. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on July 21, 2010.
About this project
This etching suite and resulting video would tell the tale of a voyage by one (or more) of the characters that show up in my work (see http://raymaseman.com for examples). The most likely candidate is something like the images at http://newgroundsprintshop.com/members/active/maseman/leverage.jpg or http://newgroundsprintshop.com/members/active/maseman/emigre.jpg (pictured above).
The etchings would each be approximately 4" x 4" in size. Each individual etching (or cell) would be printed in an edition of 10 plus an artist's proof. The artist's proofs of each edition will be scanned/digitized and become the building blocks of the video. Although I will be able to use some images more then once, I doubt the video will be longer than a minute or so. A musical audio track will provide more atmosphere. Dialog and narration will be subtitled in the manner of a silent film.
I normally create 10-15 new images in a year, in limited editions of 25-40 prints. Creating 100 or more in a short amount of time is a whole new undertaking. However, last summer I discovered that I can go from pencil sketch and blank copper plate to finished, small, one-color, editioned etching in less than a day.
That realization, together with seeing the linomations of Mark Andrew Webber (http://www.markandrewwebber.com), led to the idea of this project. Of course, ideas are a dime a dozen. Copper, ink, and paper cost more. In this case, about $5-$10 per ten print edition. The time is even pricier. It's hard to put a number on that, but I estimate that just creating 100 etching plates and making ten prints from each will either take a solid month or a half year of weekends. After that there is still the scanning and editing.
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