March 30, 2001
The flower market is a district, really. It's located in downtown
Los Angeles, and opens at approximately 3 am, closing at around
9am. All the flower shop owners come here to pick up their crops
to sell during the day. For design students, however, it allows
us to take loads of colorful pictures and make animations with
the results. As we most certainly did.
"Flower Love" sprouted from a song I was composing
at the time. (It's what you hear in the soundtrack). The song
is about two flowers are separated traumatically, only to
find each other in the sky, and float down stream. Two pollen
crossed lovers, and so on, and so forth. I used animated what
I envisioned as I played the song. A limiting factor was length.
We had to keep it less than 60 seconds, so I had to remix
the song to about a quarter of its length. If there's one
thing I learned in freshman year, it's if your idea requires
you to take extra time to communicate, just break the rules
and move forward with it.
Special accreditations must go to Matt Hsu for his top knotch
hand and foot modeling.