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I am an MSc Animation & Visualisation student at DJCAD in Dundee, Scotland. "Once Bitten" is the working title for my personal project and final outcome short film. The characters in my film will be 2D, animated digitally, but the environments they inhabit will be filmed in live action.

"Once Bitten" is a story about a woman who meets a wolf cub alone in the forest, the mood is light and playful and about the pair of new friends escaping their normal lives. However the mood darkens when the cub accidentally falls into a human trap and his mother catches up with him and his new companion.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Character Research

I sketched and thought about some memorable characters to help me create my protagonist. 

I also created a mood board specifically for thinking about how my female lead will look.

 Babydoll- Suckerpunch

Selfless, Independent, Pure, Courageous.

Bad-ass fighter
Supernaturally powerful (anime/fantasy style) appears small, sweet and weak.
 Buffy Summers- Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2 sided: very average, relatable, pretty teenage girl vs secret identity: vampire slayer, ruthless killer of beasts, protector of human kind, she represents the good vs. evil.

supernaturally powerful
Her appearance is deceptive
Her gifts make her isolated.
quick witted, innocent.
 Chell- Portal

Protagonist i.e. the player.
Average human with extraordinary guts, she's fearless and never gives up.

Not physically powerful
Mysterious- the strong silent type
tackles her warped destiny head on

Mindy/Hit Girl- Kick Ass

2 sided: sweet harmless little girl vs secret identity: killing machine.
Represents good vs. evil

Naturally powerful (comic book style though)
quick witted,
filthy mouth,
emotionally motivated,

I think Hit Girl is closest to what i'd like to base my female lead on.

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