A short animated guide to Buddhist breath meditation, using the metaphor of an opening lotus. The narration was adapted from a talk given by Ajahn Brahm, a popular Buddhist teacher, author and abbot of Serpentine monastery, Perth.
Further info on technical terms such as 'Jhanas' on my blog at butterfly.ie
This was my first short film, commissioned by the Irish Film Board in 2002. It was made using experimental techniques using traditional 3d/2d software. The narrative is based on a thought experiment regarding creativity and the mind. It took me 10 months to complete, and became a personal journey of intuitive film making, without using a script or storyboard. For further info visit butterfly.ie