I started my career doing story boards and I love to do them. The film gets alive in my head and I have to work fast to put it on the board. Usually it happens in a way that, after I draw the roughs, does not need too many corrections on crossings of the camera line, or other things like that. It comes to mind very naturally and I don´t even know why.
From the projects presented here, you can know more about Kurupyra at the Anhangabaú reading this 3D Character Design post .
Kriya Kuluene is a personal short film I’m working on but haven’t yet produced. It´s a register of the experience I had when I visited the Xingu´s Reserve, in Central Brazil. I shared the Tafukmãn´s Kalapalos and the Yawalapitis daily life, by the shores of Kuluene River, for a period of time.
I slept in hammocks, under the same roof as them, ate the same food, and shared the same routine. During my visit there was also a funeral happening, called the Kuarup, which is a large ceremony, because they do not cry for their dead people on the day they are buried, but in a special event, in a specific moment in nature and time. The Kuarup finishes with the representation of a battle and a fight competition, what I personally understood as a statement that the struggle for life follows on.
As the days passed by, I started to better understand the singularity of each individual, dealing with me, in the tribe. And from that I start to realize my own personal aspects in a new perspective. In my last days there, the Shamans started to approach and make some revelations of their Spiritual Realm. I hope one day I can transform this experience in something, maybe this very film.
The word of this people is apparently vanishing in the global quakes of contemporary human history. But when you live into the bare essentials, you are not connected with form, but with spirit. Some surprises may be prepared for us all…
These drawings were made quickly, with a brush, with the objective of finding a style reduced of details, compatible with this raw life experience. A style, in the storyboards, that could be the one of the film itself.