Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Unit 4 Poster concept.

To be honest I'm not sure if this is a unit requirement but it came out of the biro so easily I would like it to have a place.

I'm playing with several Title ideas, 'Requiem for a Hen'; 'The Executioner: Out for Lunch'; 'The Eggsecutioner, The yolks on you'.

They're a little trite, but I'm trying to give the short an element of nostalgia, thinking in terms of Tom & Jerry, back in the Fred Quimby days. Anyhow, let me know what you, all comments welcome.

I want the final image to be bigger, so the audience can see the axe head, I may also reduce the amount of the egg that can be seen so as to give the impression of some uppermost scalp. I also think the image would be quite successful in silhouette. I shall post more when I have it.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

OGR Progress. Unit 4: Storytelling.

My keywords chosen from the envelopes of intrigue are, Executioner Egg Attic. I'm working through the storyboarding and scriptwriting pdf resources and enjoying the Disney character design sheets and the Big Bad Wolf storyboards.

I haven't given much thought to my essay as I haven't started on my film reviews, this is my plan for the weekend.

Here's what I have so far...

I want the character to have a big enough stature to appear imposing at the beginning of the scene, shrouded in his executioners garb carrying his axe (storyboard 1)

I then want their to be a sudden transition from executioner, to warm and fuzzy character, slippers and all who just wants his tea. He prepares his boiled egg and soldiers, carrying them up the many, many stairs to his Attic room. 

I want to establish the effort required to get upstairs to amplify the frustration he feels when he realises he's left his spoon down in the kitchen.

From here I can go in a few directions, all permutations revolve around his anger and desperation to eat. He could slam his fist into his egg in sheer disgust (storyboard 2). Take his axe and destroy his room in an effort to 'behead' it or use his axe to skilfully open his meal.

I have an awful lot of work to do but this feels like a good start. This work is all based around my first idea that grew from reading my magic words but because of them the story as I have it pretty much wrote itself.