Cloud World is an ongoing
collaborative project leveraged by various backgrounds as theater artists,
architects, sculptors, and musicians.
Our project budget is 65,000$. Through in-kind contributions
and earned income we have been able to secure 30,000$. The rest of our project
will be funded through grant support and individual donations. Cloud World, is and
independent project fiscally sponsored by Artspire.
Thus far, a project crew has been
assembled including a sound effects artist, a musician, actors and a graphic
artist who will do the storyboard sketches. The cast of characters consists of five
conservatory- trained actors. In November, a reading was done and rehearsals
took place throughout December and January.
In February, the dialogue was recorded at Pearl Studios NYC and we are
currently in the process of editing and arranging the basic dialogue. All
special effects and sound track music will be recorded while the stop motion
process advances but mostly during our post production phase.
Jorge Cruz, will be the artistic director and
manage the creative interpretation of the scripts into an episodic clay
animation series. Jorge, a graduate architect from the University of Texas and
the artistic director of Clay World Animation Studios. will design the set and the characters
of the mini series with handmade clay sculptures, clay puppets, and miniature
sets. His animations will be based on the script written by Camilo Almonacid, Cloud World.
Our collaboration embraces spontaneity,
playfulness, improvisation, and we would like the process of animating to feel
like a live theater performance. We will
use Dragon Software to capture the stop motion story. The final form will be an
episodic clay animation series about clouds, birds, and humans alive during an
oil spill. Mike the cloud, plus the birds: Billy, Diego, Ingrid, and a Little
Girl, will have to fight the industry empire in order save the Gulf from oil