Sorry for not posting for so long, but I've been working on this idea for a while. It's called walk a day. For the last few months I have challenged myself (and kept up with it) to do 48 frames a day. It doesn't have to be perfect and polished, but just a walk that works mechanically and endeavors to delve into the interesting and fascinating world of walks.
I know what you're thinking... walks... what is so interesting about a walk. Well, I dare say you can tell almost everything about a person by the way they walk. If you see your friend walking up the path toward your house you can instantly tell what kind of a mood they are in. You may not be able to know all the intricacies of why they are in that mood, but you can absolutely tell if they are happy, sad, angry, depressed you can also tell what kind of energy level the person is running at are they lethargic, energetic, just got off a 14 hour work day... Okay so you can tell a persons mood, and energy level, so what! Well, that's not all! You can also tell if a person is hurting or suffers from pain, by the way they carry their weight, are they bigger and take heavy labored steps, did they get in a car accident when they were in their 20s that changed the way they can put weight on their hip? You can also make a fairly educated guess at how old a person is by the way they walk. Now I'm not talking like 21 or 22, but rather if a person is an infant, a toddler, a teen an adult, an elderly woman who makes the best cookies ever (okay you may not be able to tell that she can make the best cookies ever by the way she walks ... unless she is carrying a tray of cookies with her as she walks).
I digress... walks are fascinating to me.
Hope I can impart just a little bit about what makes every person's walk so unique to your daily life and maybe next time when you're walking down the Huntington Beach Pier (or local people watching venue) you'll take an extra moment to stop and stare at the way someone walks and see if you can estimate a guess about the person behind the walk.
Today's walk is a bit of a forarm heavy walk.
little bit of up and down on the hips
the wrists are a bit exaggerated
the head bobs a little excessively but to a beat as if he were listening to a good 70's funk ballad
the heels of the feet flop a bit
and the knees need at least a few polishing passes :P
Thanks again for taking a moment to stop and think about the magic of a walk, and I hope you enjoy the new walk a day series.