Thursday, 29 October 2015

Group Script

Group Script - 


Street view of house (House thumbnail 1 or 4) 

Camera zooms in to the house through a window revealing the interior
There is an elderly lady sitting with her back towards us
Camera zoom slows as we pass through her (or around) revealing what she is looking at 
Camera shows us a photo album in the lady's lap,  camera movements indicate there is a certain photo she is looking at affectionately
The photo is of a young boy holding a toy rocket in his backyard

Camera closes in on photo and it begins to animate
The little boy begins to run from the centre of the shot to the right holding the the toy rocket ship in the air in a way that makes it look like it’s flying

Camera focuses in on rocket after two or three seconds of the boy running and stops when the rocket has become in line with the moon

Boy stops running


Camera rotates and shows us the boy is looking at the moon in amazement (face close up) moon is reflected in boys eyes

A random ball hits the boy on the side of the face and knocks the boy out of view, he eventually gets up and is several years older

voice cries from off screen, “Sorry”. Boy turns to pick up the ball and proceed to kick it back to stranger
Camera zooms out and returns to photo album, displays key frames from running sequence as photos leading up to football frame

Camera rotate and to show the mothers smile
Mother looks up and onto the wall at photographs that are hanging up

Camera focuses on one of the hanging pictures, the picture shows us the boy in his teen years, and zooms in to it

Picture beings to animate again


The boy is seen at a science fair, standing beside a NASA presentation and talking to one of the scientists beside the booth, each of them standing on either side of the booth
Camera zooms in on the exhibition piece between the two people, (the exhibition piece being of a NASA facility with a space rocket behind it)

Camera continues to zoom in on the piece and through one of the windows on the NASA facility to display the boy now a young man getting accepted as a fully fledged astronaut 

Camera follows man as he walks through a hallway before he pauses at a window on his side and looks at the spacecraft outside (spacecraft looks like the one he played with as a child, with the moon behind it and everything)

The boy then walks in front of the camera, now fully dressed in a spacesuit

Camera doesn't follow the boy but instead rotates into the direction that the boy is walking and shows us him walking into a bright light. Mission control voice over in the background announcing that a rocket launch will happen.

Fade to white


Colours begin to return to screen, this time from a hilltop overlooking the rocket launch
News coverage of event is audible
Rocket takes off, only to explode after a few seconds
Camera shakes (as if taken aback by the explosion)
News reporter is equally as astonished

Static begins to cover the screen (like an old TVs static)

Camera zooms out to reveal that what we had just witnessed was an old recording, being watched on the TV. now paused or stopped.

Old lady has fallen asleep on the couch. but we only see the back of her head as we zoom further out.

Behind her on a side table we see a photo sitting on it, the only photo that is not animated and it is a photo of her and the man. the man dressed in his astronaut suit holding her affectionately, next to another photo of a younger her holding the boy in her lap giving him a toy rocket on what would appear to be his birthday.

fade to black.


Monday, 19 October 2015

Character Design (Thumbnails)

1950's Space Art Influence Map

1950's "The American Dream"

Setting our animation in the era of the american dream has given us an opportunity to re-create a real iconic look. Due to this we will be looking at incorporating as much culture in our short film as possible to give of a real authentic look. The 1950's showed real opportunity to the people of the united states, they was the worlds super power and there economy was booming. This was the real era of consumerism and branding, There had been an increase in babies being born and more suburbs was being built providing family homes. The ironic thing about 1950's suburbia was that although each home looked near enough identical to each other the home owners thought they was being original and individual by colour changes to their neighbours. It was during this era that anything seemed possible especially after the war, the country had known that both Russia and USA were racing to be the first nation to travel to space. Causing allot of tension between both countries but also creating some amazing historic events. Russia had beaten America in almost every space adventure all until the land mark which ended the 1950's which was the moon landing in 1961. Because of this space race the world got see some beautiful and highly original for its time art work, in the form of comics and pop art.