I wanted to post a few ideas about structure -
I think I'm going to use Prof. Sofian's idea to make the opening and ending sequences of my project using digital animation. I think it's a very good idea because it could really separate the story in the memory from the parts which are supposed to be "the present". It's also very cool conceptually ("new" animation technique shows the present...). What I'm gonna do is trace over my already scanned-in pencil tests in Photoshop and see how that looks.
Here I've made a few test (I think I'll use a darker blue maybe)-
Do you prefer one over the others?
this is the same only in black and white and blue (with shadows). It may be more stylized, but I think its also less vivid...
Also - I wanted to post the 2 issues people commented to me about in seminar.
1. What should be the opening question?
It could start with a general "tell me that story again", or maybe I could start with the question "do you think people by nature are good or bad?" (and repeat the same audio at the end).
I think that repeating the audio might be a good idea, but I'm not sure, I'll have to try it.
2. The technique and color transitions.
So, after seeing my bits of animation all together and hearing people's comments, I became a little worried.
I hope the transitions will feel natural and click together when it's all painted and cut together.
I mean, a lot of films move back and fourth between animation techniques. I just wonder how they end up looking so seamless. Well, they are made by pros (that probably has something to do with it...).
In any case, I made a chart that shows how my project is structured so far. Making lists makes me feel calm.
- sometimes I reused a frame just to show the technique is repeated.
Ok, that's it for now.
I'll post the blanket sequence next.