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.
After the ink washes are done I get to work rehearsing the sand sequences.
Thanks to Aaron Spike for his last minute tech support!