Mid-way through the production I conceived, shot and did a rough edit of an introduction sequence shot
in a parking building. Although this was a massive undertaking, I later discarded this approach for many reasons. Initially, I was attracted by the entirely human-made nature of the parking building constituting an antithesis
of wilderness but with a physically had a similar starkness to the Antarctic landscape. I saw this as a robust narrative device to represent the protagonist’s journey from the urban to wilderness. I took a more cinematic approach to the sequence thinking that this would reinforce the transition to the very graphic style of the following sequences.
Although I was relatively pleased with all the design, cinematic and dance aspects of this sequence, feedback from students at a critique reinforced my concerns that the narrative had flaws. C'est la vie. Such is the creative process.