February 3, 2017 at 5:16AM, Edited February 3, 5:24AM
How to show passing of days, filled with repetitive actions
Hi everyone! I have a short story in mind, which i don't know how to handle.
The character is an old woman, who lives alone in a rural house. Every day is filled with the same activities - early in the morning she wakes up, lights the fire in the stove, feed the animals. Her days are filled with loneliness, she yearn for her children and grandchildren, who have forgotten her. In the evening she pray and go to sleep. Until one day something different happens.
So the question is - how to visualize all this without making it borring.
It's important to keep it short, because it will be a cutout animation done with paper on glass.
First I wanted to be all in the winter, with snow getting deeper and deeper. But maybe it's better to make the days in different seasons - fall and winter for example. Maybe the passing time will be more obvious in this way. But still, if I repeat all the activities, it can be borring.