Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jesse Reno' painting animation 36hrs, over 37,000 frames in 23 minutes.

jesse reno paints 2010 from jesse reno on Vimeo.

The following video documents Jesse Reno's painting process, as he works on 4 paintings simultaneously from start to finish. one of the paintings becomes collaged into one of the others so he ends with 3 finished pieces.

The idea was to document Jesse's process as pure and true to form as possible. jumping from one piece to another and back again as the impulses and urges push and pull him. painting over layer after layer as he searches for just the right feeling, composition, meaning, and colors he needs to see to call a painting finished.

Through out the video there are still shots that hold every so often to help the viewer better see each piece in its entirety during its process. this should help "you" the viewer keep track of whats going on.. good might need to see it twice to fully understand it..

The video was shot over the course of 4 days, in the course of approximately 36 hrs. it was all shot as a series of still photographs adding up to approximately 30,000 photos. Wisa Kuuttila shot all the photos and assembled them into the animation. Jesse composed, recorded, and produced all the music.