Monday, 28 February 2011

Latest update with the Animatic.

Showed Mike the Animatic today.


  • read more clearly
  • made more sense 
  • Part's he likes the time lapse, intro mountain scene. running of the cliff, ending.
  • Needs more humor Suggested Tex Avery Style
  • Change parts from the cliff on wards.
  • E.g. more gags more humor.
Original idea, 

Originally I imagined this animation as something similar to that of the French animation company Gobelin. I love their style and how their films are often based on some type of specific culture, e.g. Mayan, Greek Mythology and more.

I also wanted to try and incorporate this continual style of action e.g. once the characters are in motion it keeps on going until l the end. where it finally and ultimately meets its conclusion. 

Change of Plan

The animated film will still have a sense of distinct Culture e.g. Mongolia. This will give it an interesting feel. We are also trying to make it appear as if you are traveling back to medieval/Ancient Mongolia.

Like a lot of Oriental art work which has been painted on paper scrolls, we want to incorporate this look into our 3.D film. 

After the feed back Mike gave us, its clear that we need to fill this animation full of gags laughs and general amusing situations. 

It's to long as it stands therefore we will cut it from 2:00 to aprox 1:30, we started of to short now have gone to long and we will get it right in the end I promise. We have been searching into Tex Avery and Hayley has found some great reference materiels.

I still want the action to be constant, but the gags will make the film much more funny which ultimately is what a short funny film should be about. 

The marmot will be getting the better of this man from the time he steals his chicken and in the last scene when the man finally catches the marmot I want the audience to feel satisfied 'Like yes this little pain in the ass is finally caught and then the egale will swoop in and grab the chicken'  So the man is once again has lost out the marmot could even smile to suggest, 'Ha at least you didn't get it and thats when the man smiles, and it cuts to the chicken on the spit. 

I agree that it makes more sense this way, e.g. the marmot keeps tricking and getting the better of the man. This way the ending will be justified. 

This is the latest animatic I will be going through and changing it and then we will make this Film. 

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