Erin Barbour, the composer, initiated the collaboration on this piece. The original score was sent to me, along with subsequent revisions, during the writing process, and I would upload sample renders of animation sequences and still frame sketches online. The whole collaboration was done online and by telephone as we were both continually on the go. This process took about a year. Rendering was slow, as I was working on a mac G4. It was almost like the mystery experienced when doing stop motion, entirely in-camera.
The animation was edited and with the midi track of the music, in order to adhere to the temporal cadence of the music and the overall narrative. When the animation and music were agreed upon, the music was eliminated and replaced by a click track. The performers (Barbour and I Jen Fang) follow the click track from the DVD during performance.