This video is a portion of work completed towards my MAA at ECUAD. It is a stop motion animation (photographic stills, not captured from video) that combines constructed set with live action. The project was started in 2011 and completed to this stage in July 2012. This is the exhibition version. (http://www.ecuad.ca, http://chscott.ecuad.ca, http://www.joycelindemulder.com)
"The Cleaning Girl" sets memory and fantasy side by side as well as bringing together past and present. I draw upon memories to create the structure of the narrative, and these memories are paired with fantasy, which allow for moments of both humour and disgust to be present in the film. Simultaneously, past memories are brought to the present through the use of live action sequences, such as my own hand sloshing water in a bucket or washing a hot plate, and these are mixed with traditional stop motion animation techniques.
Sounds used in the video were downloaded from http://www.freesound.org between April 6, 2012 and May 12, 2012 and are used under Creative Commons licenses by freesound.org users who wish to be attributed with the following names: "eric5335," "bsmacbride," and "Tony Gort."