June 1, 2009
“Dried Up” is the story of a quiet old man who, surrounded by desolation and apathy, perseveres to remain true to the nature of his own beliefs and character. He toils daily to forge a last ditch effort to bring hope and life to a faithless, drought ridden old town.
Our film is based on found objects. We, like our main character, searched junkyards, junk piles, and kept our eyes open for objects we could find to build our sets and world. In a way we lived out that aspect of our protagonist. We chose stop motion for our film because we were able to take what we found and directly implement it into our sets and the world we were creating. It helped us form a deeper synthesis as each object we found interacted and interplayed with the other objects in the scenes.