From Sand to Salt - 2

Wuji 1

After making Zen at the University of the West of England, I loved sand so much that I decided to animate my MA film: Wuji (2008), in sand.

I soon discovered that the medium has certain drawbacks. First of all, and quite honestly, sand is a pain to animate. It gets into your computer and equipment, into your mouth and hair. It's also impossible to clean properly, which is particularly annoying if you're animating from home.

I still loved the medium despite these minor annoyances and decided to animate my next major film: The Well in sand. However when I was still in pre-production, my producer Marcel Jean suggested that I try animating using salt instead of sand. 

I was intrigued. © Philippe Vaucher 2013