Wednesday, 8 February 2017

From Script to Screen: OGR 2 (First Draft)



This is my first iteration of this OGR. I'll be posting a more complete version including character designs for my second character, prop designs and influence map and my completed storyboard, as soon as possible.

2 comments:

  1. OGR 10/02/2017

    Hey Zoe,

    I like the Christmas Cracker/snow globe idea - that's fun. I do think however - and this is advice everyone is getting pretty much - that you need to up the 'for animation' aspect of this project - i.e. embrace a bit more stylisation and more cartoony qualities - particularly given the comic nature of your story. I think you could afford to try something a bit more Jetsons and really get into the toonier swing of things, so...

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WyP2C0BbJL8/Uoyd1k_bLBI/AAAAAAAApHs/v9-sexCe8XM/s1600/JETSONS-THE+SPACE+CAR.png
    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--f3x1Y_UC--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/18vhtatro0znbjpg.jpg
    https://media.giphy.com/media/YlQQYUIEAZ76o/giphy-facebook_s.jpg

    I'm reminded of 50s Christmas decorations, you see - and wonder if it gives you a chance to stylise everything more overtly and thus give your story universe something distinct in terms of a visual concept:

    https://img1.etsystatic.com/001/0/5206656/il_570xN.391178725_k59s.jpg
    http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/79784000/jpg/_79784275_79739431.jpg

    In terms of character design, I think you're really missing an opportunity for something more truly characterful: take a look at these in terms of great shape-driven and exaggerated characters:

    http://artzray.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ELF_LINEUP_COLOR-ROUGH_04_06_2014-1024x273.jpg
    http://68.media.tumblr.com/4212d164a4e4f0c08d10f351a697c12a/tumblr_num88tMJRN1u0789eo1_500.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FcYrm_5-eH0/U4QT0UYKCLI/AAAAAAAABjg/ynfoQu1qD6s/s1600/UPAdoc_modelsheets_zackschwartz_color.jpg
    http://www.animationresources.org/pics/upany02-big.jpg

    I guess I mean everything could be a bit sillier, a bit more broad and a bit more 'for animation'? There's a sense that you don't quite have a big, fun organising principle by which to focus your production design, and I'd suggest a bit of retro-ness would go a long way to help things along.

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    1. Thanks Phil these definitely help, I think I was to focused on things looking too 'sciencey'and correct and started to lose the Christmas imagery and softer shapes.

      Could you also recommend some good sites for voice actors I should try?

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