Response to “Sita Sings the Blue”
The beginning part that Sita(maybe?) is dancing really attracted me. The fine screen and lively music and humorous characters told me that it might be a video telling people about culture but it was not serious and prim. The elements on the screen even zoom in and out along with music rhythm. And then all the story-telling mode was so good at facilitate audiences’ interaction with it. First, people who were talking at the background were made into two paper-cut silhouettes. So it is like we could see two people talking in front of us. To coordinate this, the India animation figures vividly move according to story contents. For example I remember a man with a crown paused his motion when two storytellers were arguing about his story. He changes into what the storyteller says he is back and forth, which was really humorous. The animation didn’t tell the story by simply make Indian characters to act, but also add two storytellers into it. It made it so much easier for the audiences to understand from a listener’s perspective.
And another thing that impressed me was the drawing style. In some parts the scene was so complicated especially in the scenes with Indian characters. The amazing image effect was achieved by the rich scene factors. Sometimes it is the mix of a lot of things that makes the animation attractive.