One of my first ideas for the production was to have a screen as the backdrop which would display animation as the actors acted in front of it. This was discussed in several meetings and as there wasn't much time to produce the production a compromise had to be found and that's where the overhead projector came in. To be honest, having done some quick experiments with the OHP I think it will work better! I have hopes that the projector itself can become a prop in the production, having actors interact with it, draw on it and move it (it's on wheels!) and with part of the story set in a school, what better prop to have! every student should remember the overhead projector!
These are just some initial experiments, I hope to move on now and look at some narrative elements from the poem I can adapt using the OHP.
When you work on top if the projector everything has to be done upside down! It can get a bit confusing.
Looking at how simple shapes could be use to suggest a war torn street.
A mixture of drawing and shapes. Here I made a second layer that can go on the projector.
In the poem there is a part where a girl draws herself with wings, I have been thinking about how this could be done using the projector. In the video, I experimented with drawing straight onto some acetate with a girl standing in front of the light. I really liked this and thought it would be great if the wings could be drawn by an actor live in the production.