IT'S BEEN A WHILE.
- Ok, i believe last time i posted anything on this blog i was trying to come up with a story involving more ACTION, and more WOLF and LESS fannying around with side characters.
Well the new concept is that it will not be a "trailer" of cut together shots put to music, because exciting as that sounds i don't really fancy making out of context pieces of animation. It will be a "prequel short".... (so, a trailer).
I have a rough sequence of events written that will be turned into a storyboard/ script soon enough. The idea is that this would be a short film that would happen before the titles of the main feature (much like the pre-titles part of "Brave" in which the heroine's backstory, and the main bad guy are introduced).
Here's the weird part: Red riding hood will not star in my film. The prequel will hopefully tackle how the war between the people and the wolves began. The climax of the film will be a confrontation between the Alpha wolf and Red riding hood's mother.
The main themes of my film will be: Belonging, Fear, Family, Love.
2. I was dead keen on having a pattern heavy story book/ "Secret of the kells" style background throughout my film, a lot of my early research and mood boards reflect this...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHwNUgm5-sM
This is an exciting new angle for my film and definitely slightly out of my comfort zone.
3. New Challenges: I'm under pressure to shoot ASAP as the film is set in autumn and the leaves will not be on the trees for much longer...
I will need to composite shadows onto the live action frames to make it look like my characters exist in the scenes, likewise, i will need to light my characters appropriately, make sure scenery that needs to move around them does, and have accurate 3D reference for panning shots around characters (these shots i plan to keep to a minimum, with the majority being locked off shots!)
Since my main character is visibly pregnant i will need to figure out a way of observing movement with this added weight and mass, i don't know anyone personally who is pregnant so i may have to use a pillow and imagination.
4. Concept Art
None of these guys are meant to be specific characters- the above are just a little experimentation with dropping my cartoons onto photos (which i do not own) to give everyone an idea of what my film should look like.
I experimented with adding patterned sections to the costumes of the characters because my idea originally was to have the background heavily patterned but with the change of plan i didn't want to drop the patterns completely and knew it would be possible to add patterns straight onto animated sections using masks in after effects.