Exciting things have happened at the Circus since our last post. Most of our animation for the Creativity Project has been shot and we're moving on to editing. Our sound department, which was a team of one for a while, has moved past its first edit and has welcomed new additions in recorded material and in team members. The project is moving forward and it's looking good. The whole circus is excited and rather passionate about the project at a personal and professional level and we all want to see it finished and done right. Everything we do seems to both intentionally and unintentionally shape the direction of our project. From our daily discussions at the drawing board to the actual shooting of the animation, everything seems to be serving a purpose that goes beyond just making an animation to creating something truly compelling as a fully collaborative community.
We've also put up some handmade curtains sewn by our very own circus folk.
And as for the most exciting news of all our ducklings have grown quite a bit! They've joined the big ducks in the yard and have grown tail feathers!
Summer session #5 is underway here at Tiny Circus Central. We come from local and far-away parts of the country this summer, California to Tennesee. Over the last few days, we've been talking and thinking about what Tiny Circus is and does and how to better engage our workshop participants and audiences in our process. With this in mind, we've begun an animation about creativity - what it is, how it manifests in all of our lives, how thinking about the creativity that exists in our daily lives can make any activity more magical. We've interviewed college students, ourselves, and folks from the local retirement home in order to get a broad sense of how people think about this topic - then we've talked for hours about how to create an animation about the topic.
And after a good few days of work, we set up the speakers in the studio and invited some friends for an evening.
Grin City Collective is a residency program in Grinnell that draws from a national applicant pool. Residents come to work for a month in the summer, both on their own work and a collaborative project.
More to come. We'll be joined by more folks over the next few weeks.
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.