UNI [SITE + MOTION] – FLASH ANIMATION IMAGE 5
May 17th, 2009 | Richard Almond
The final animation in the main timeline, image 5 was taken at dusk. The darkness symbolises the animation drawing to an end. The single clean window pane of the rooflight glows alone as the last rays of dull light pass into the space. This pane is initially the button which takes the user back to the previous image. Being at the left side of the image and unique in appearance, it is hopefully obvious that this is the last of the main images of the piece, as there is no hint of another buton on the right hand side to take user to another image.
Small, subtle shadows randomly pass behind the glass as if the last of the birds or first of the bats, and a click of the florescent light triggers the drawing of black-out blinds, again symbolizing the piece coming to a close. The blinds however stop short of the single, glowing pan, and now the user is offered one last glimpse of the spectacular.