Tiny Circus, rolling on... landed at HUB-BUB in Spartanburg, South Carolina, after driving from our lovely stay at the Elsewhere Collaborative in Greensboro. We went straight to work on our first community animation featuring the characters of the Tiny Tiny Circus. Billy, the 17-year old strongman, and Sid, the human cannonball, have an antagonistic relationship, and this was Billy’s chance to get Sid.
Here we are working on the scene with the sheep chasing the gumballs, which we shot from above.
Eager animators of all ages!
There were lots of sheep sound effects to be made and recorded. We learned that sheep bleats most of the time sound like some variation of “bah,” but sometimes sound like “meh.” The sounds of the gumballs rolling through the hills was made from empty bottles rolling across the wooden floor.
Sweeping up the remnants of the workshop in the HUB-BUB Showroom. Now, we’re off to Columbia, Missouri to create a bumper for the Citizen Jane Film Festival with students from Stephens College, trap a Ghost with students at EEE school and, of course, dance.
We’ve taken to calling the airstream Silver Pelican. What do you think?
Tiny Circus is a community based art-project and spectacle that rolls from place to place in vintage airstream trailers. We make and show short animations that make up a show entitled: "The Other Histories of the World". You can find out more here, and contact us here.
Our goal is to provide free community based art and entertainment. We are on a shoestring and funding this work ourselves. Your micro-grant will be greatly appreciated and help start the mobile projection pods a-rolling. If you would like to be a friend and supporter of the Tiny Circus, please click here.