A couple of weeks ago I watched a movie by Chris Marker called La Jetée. I was totally mesmerized. Photographs overlaid with narration. So simple. Yet the movie was engaging all the way through. Some strange impulse went through me.”I want to give this a try” I kept thinking to myself. I dug up this old story I wrote years ago, looked for the illustrations I drew up and decided to put them together into a video. The Vancouver Public library had recently opened a facility called the inspiration lab for sound recording that is available for free. Off I went to record the story narration at this new place. Voilà! Here it is. I would love to hear your feedback.
The distinct style in the illustrations I call “Rocks in a Mayonnaise Jar” style. It is something I developed for my novel Graffiti Hack. I wanted to give the main character a distinct artistic style that suited her personality. To help me develop this style so that I could write about it, I illustrated the story of Frakash using that style.