September 10, 2007

Utopia Response

I thought “Utopia: A Work in Progress� by Jenny Schmid was very interesting. After three times of watching it, I still don’t really understand why the things that happen happen, or what the different symbols mean. But I did find that I really enjoyed the use of music in the animation. It all really flowed nicely because beats came on cue, and it just worked together. I also thought it was cool how she used real life photographs and put the animated drawings over that. It was obvious she was not trying to make the drawings look like they matched their surroundings, so that was very interesting. I guess I don’t really have any idea if there is supposed to be a message relayed from this animation, but if there is, I would really like to know what it is and what the symbolism is all about.