SHOT 208

This is a long, continuously zig-zaggy MOCO shot following Amanda past several works of art and into the Mona Lisa hall. She pauses to savor the marble statue of naked Greek wrestlers, reflecting on her own sexual preferences to the Mona Lisa herself. She finally spins through the stanchions and lands atop an empty pedestal in the opposite corner, suspended from above by fishing line.

For this final move I actually studied illustrations of a skating move call the Waltz Jump. Which is fitting because the music for all of Act 2 is a French waltz, and therefore all of Amanda’s animation takes place in 3/4 time.

And that also means my cuts and camera moves through Act 2 take place precisely “on the bars” in the music.