Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Norma Desmond

Glenn Close has a fantastic voice. Her over-the-top role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's over-the-top musical adaptation of Sunset Boulevard is a goldmine for an animator. I heard the broadway recording of the musical 8-9 years ago and my friend and I knew from the start that it would be great to experiment with animating even a small sliver of her performance as Norma Desmond. I found a 30 second clip and blocked out the action. It's been good for me to explore animating an extended scene of a female character. Here's just a taste of the scene I'm chipping away at: