C. Tara & David Gladden. Thumbnails. Video, 6min, 22sec. 2015
Thumbnails is a hand-drawn, stop motion animation created by David Gladden in collaboration with his students from UMES' Design Principles class. Spring 2011. The pencil-on-paper drawings are small, two-inch by two-inch thumbnails, an inventory of basic lines, shapes, and patterns, typically used as a reference for larger works, an index for reference when creating compositions. In this instance, the reference images have become the finished product; the source of the animation itself. The music is "Fire Balloons" by C. Tara & David Gladden from their Transmissions Album. Tara: Voice. David: Firstman SQ-01 and EML-101 synthesizer.