I'm preparing for a full slate of live sand animation with Koine this Thursday.  At 14 songs, this is the most live sand animation I've ever prepared.  Here's a look at how I'm getting ready... I got a script for the show from Benj Lawrenz.  This document is a blend of lyrics, narration, and ideas about visuals.  It communicates the mood and pacing of the show.   I made an Itunes playlist of the exact set list and printed out the lyrics.  After talking with Benj, I worked up 1st rough sketches and then ink washes in these accordion sketchbooks.  The accordion books allow me to view many images at once and more easily consider progressions.

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After the ink washes are done I get to work rehearsing the sand sequences.

Thanks to Aaron Spike for his last minute tech support!