Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Unit 3: A refined Animation Idea

Character: Jack, a Biker Turned Chef

Environment: Desert Farmyard

Prop: Cactus

My idea revolves around a Biker turned Chef; his success comes from growing his own produce on his farm. But trouble starts when a group of Black-tailed jackrabbits move in and start to eat all of his food.  This leads to a mini war, Chef Vs Rabbits. I imagine the rabbits to be very fast (Think Road Runner, bugs bunny etc) But also Mischievous like the creatures from Gremlins (1984, Dir. Joe Dante) which adds to the chefs rage as they mock him by running over traps without setting them off, run in and out of cages and dodging bullets.  The Farmer tries to use all kinds of funny contraptions to catch the rabbits, but continues to fail until he is driving home about to accept defeat when he sees a rabbit stuck to a cactus next to the road and this gives him the idea of growing cactus.

The ending scene will be of a huge sign with the main character on it holding up a rabbit, standing next to a cactus, next to a sign that reads ”Jacks, Jack-Rabbit ’n’ Cacti Pie’. The camera then zooms out so the viewer can see over the sign, which reviles a field of cactus with rabbits stuck onto the spikes of the plant, where they have tried to run full speed away from him but ended up impaled.

I really like this idea because it is simple, yet affect and will hopefully lead to a few laughs as Jack try’s to catch the rabbits.

Really looking forward to feedback on this as i wish to move onto the next steps of the project now!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Unit 3 - Story Boarding Practice: Chosen Scene

I have been asked to story board a scene from any movie, I have chosen to do this scene from Ace Ventura because it has a good verity of camera angles and should be interesting to do a storyboard of it.

Unit 3: Story Telling and Commission - From Script to Screen Intro and Initial Ideas

For this project I have been asked to produce a pre-viz short story from three randomly assigned elements, an Environment, a Prop and a Character.

I received the following elements to work with:

Environment: A Farmyard
Prop: Cactus
Character: Baker

Some initial and very rough idea’s I have had so far:

     Idea One - A farmer who lives in the middle of nowhere, he is struggling to grow any food during a long heat wave, he needs to feed his animals and family. He gets desperate and starts trying to find anything edible around where he lives. During the heat Cactus start growing around the outskirts of his farm, and he notices a wild animal nibbling on it and becomes curious as to what it tastes like, but he has a problem because it has to many spikes, so he cuts it down and drags it back to his farmyard where he cuts it up and tastes it, but it tastes similar to a raw potato. He deiceds to try cooking it and finds that it tastes so good he wants to eat more and starts cooking different kinds of food with it to see what tastes best. Ending with a fantastic cactus pie that is so good he decides to try selling at and dus becomes a ‘cactus’ baker.

     Idea Two - Similar to the first one with the cactus being used for food, but this times it a man caught between a war with the sides fighting and he is trying to help both sides by keeping them fed and alive during the stand still. His cactus pie eventually becomes poular with both sides and a piece is formed due to both sides wanting and the baker saying they must share or have none at all.

     Idea Three – The Black tailed rabbit brought to life, a chef(baker)  rabbit needs food to feed everyone during a drought and the only available food source is cactus… However, there is a problem for the rabbits because the cactus seem to be alive and can move above and underground.  This leads to a Looney Toon type chase around the desert with the rabbits and Cacti, with the rabbits trying all kinds of things to catch and eat the cactus.

I like the third idea because I think that it has potential to be funny, while staying rather simple. And I think the rabbits dressed in human like outfits could look pretty cool.