In the beginning of production, Kathleen and I were sharing the space with another production team who were working on a feature animation. Even if we were a good number of animators, the big room with wooden floors sounded like a monastery of pleasant silence. Although I had a clear idea of the story and scenes, I was giving myself the freedom to restructure the scenes and interactions if needed, and this ambiance was giving me a perfect mix of energy and concentration.
Recently, I was looking back at the notes and images I kept from this phase of the project. The first few months of production coincided with a friend's wedding. Some of us decided to recite her some poems using old text books. The result seems to me a loyal reflection of my state of mind in those days.