After Friday’s vote from a few other teams’ members, we have finally decided to go with the story of “Bless You”.
Plot Summary: Bless You – is the story of Harry and Harriet (the hedgehogs); the couple are out in the park on a romantic picnic. After Harry finds a flower and gives it to Harriet, she suddenly begins to sneeze. Thus, sending her spikes flying into the air. One of her spikes unfortunately hits another couple in a tree nearby, the Lovebirds, who were having a romantic day too, until the female bird was hit in the heart with the hedgehog’s spike.
The story was based upon this little comic strip I came across on the internet, while looking for ideas for our story.
This was the team’s ideation stage; we had loads of ideas for stories. We worked on a range of rough storyboard ideas; this was the work we presented on Friday to the other teams’ members. It was then put to a vote.
This was the work done today. The team sat down together and planned out each scene. We worked out what shots would be used, where characters would be placed, what actions, SFX and dialogue would be used, etc. We later split the finalised storyboard in to six pages each, keeping to the notes/plans on the rough layout.
As these plans were being made I developed a structured Plan Out sheet of the camera position; mapping out where the central action takes place. Also adding notes about camera shots that would be used (to keep a note of).
Above is the beginning sequence.
Above is the ending sequence. Fairly basic ideas of lighting, SFX and action.
A rough idea for the timing of the animation, done in clay-animation.
We want simple designs for the animation. This is some of the stuff we have been looking at while discussing our storyboards; we think it helps to visual the scenes better if we know who this is going to be aimed at? And what style it will have?