I was invited by directors Daniel Hanai and Bruno Carneiro to create this opening scene for their short documentary "A Valsa Do Pódio" ("The Podium Waltz"). The movie tells the story of Terezinha Guilhermina, a visually impaired brazilian runner who, with the help of her guide Guilherme Santana, won two gold medals in the London 2012 Paralympics, and since then is the world record holder in the 100 meters sprint.
This scene follows the way her guide described the opening ceremony of the Paralympics to her, as they walked through the Olympic Stadium. For that I created about 1400 black and white watercolors, that were photographed and then composed and colored digitally. I tried to create this atmosphere where shapes and sounds emerge as they come to the character's attention, and also to bring some of the joy and wonder of the moment.
Year: 2013. Please watch the other animations I created for the movie here: http://vimeo.com/danielbruson/valsa400m and the making of here: http://vimeo.com/danielbruson/valsamakingof
Daniel Hanai & Bruno Carneiro
Flávio de Paula
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