Sunday, 25 April 2010
Its a boy meets girl plot with a twist. I wont give away the rest yet. But I do want it to be very bright and visual even if its set in a pre-apocalyptic world. I want to do the character design for the boy and girl and maybe two others, a couple of background designs for the streets and some concepts I am keeping in my head for it. If I have time I might be able to put together the animatic for the opening scene. But with the amount of work from the other projects I don't think I will be able to. Well that's my idea... Standby for more updates...
We had to pitch our ideas to Kathy and Georg, I had decided I just wanted to do a production bible, however they both suggested I push myself a bit further and do a storyboard to go with it. Sounds like a lot of work... that's because it is!! Ahhhh!! I think it will be OK, I just have to plan it out carefully...
I am going to do a pre-production bible and storyboard for an adaptation of the teenage fiction 'Lord Sunday' by Garth Nix. This is the final book of a series of seven all named after the days of the week. I choose this book because it contains great character descriptions and I can really picture it in my mind when I read it... Now I just have to get the thoughts from my head onto paper.... The final outcomes from this project will be:
- Character Designs
- Background Deisigns
- Concept Work
- Storyboard of one chapter
All presented nicely in a bible...
- Elizabeth Bell, Somatexts at the Disney Shop
- Amy M Davis, Good Girls and Wicked Witches
- Jayne Pilling, Women in Animation: A Compendium
The first two focus more on Disney's influence on how women are represented in animation, while Pilling looks at the work of independant female animators.
Oh yeah, I had better mention that I want to look at the differences in the representation of womoen between comercial animation and independant animation. There you go, that's my perspective for now.
The animation I looked at for my analysis is a girls night out. And here it is: