Someone behind the door knocks at irregular intervals is the winner of the Animate OPEN: Digitalis Jury Prize.
A film by James Lowne
Music composed by We Walked for Miles (2010)
Julia spends the day at the leisure centre where she slips into a sombre reverie. As her thoughts continue she becomes aware of the possibility that perhaps she never came here at all. Outside in the sun, the stillness changes the road, it’s inherent notion of speed has dissipated, allowing the surface to be felt.
The film suggests ideas of non-activity and meditation, memory and perception. It explores the relationship between contemplation and the act of looking.
After a trip to Suffolk I had taken some low quality landscape pictures on my mobile phone. I had also been making some drawings of leisure and resting activities. I painted copies of these onto printouts of the landscapes. This allowed colour to be explored. Also some pictures of a movie star and a pop singer were printed out.
The prints and paintings were then used as templates for the scenes and characters, which I tried to re-draw using 3D software. The whole thing was then put together with the music in After Effects computer software.
We Walked for Miles is Ben Gisby. He has been creating music and soundscapes in various forms for the last 10 years. Has played in several bands before focusing on solo experimental soundtracks. He is at present an unsigned artist.