Monday, April 20, 2009

Animal Co-existance Effort

As a buffalo, I feel it is important to extend a hoof of friendship to all creatures. For this reason, I am attempting the first animal co-existance society. This group will try to find common ground among all animals, focusing particularly on those that live in the same forest as me.


To create a series of short animations almost like a comic. Each animated short will take place in the same location and using the same characters. I plan to do at least three and each will be about one minute long. I have already written the scripts for them and because they are very similar except for dialogue, it won't be too much more work to do three of them instead of just one.

The two main characters are a dove and a squirrel and they spend their time in a forest talking. The title of the series is "What Animals Say to Each Other."


Here is my asset list for the three scripts I have chosen.

A forest environment- I already have an in depth forest designed so I might just add to this and expand it.

A dove- I need a cute looking dove. I might design two different "angles" of him so I can use a variety of perspectives. I will need to create this character with moving parts so he can talk and move around.

A squirrel- A squirrel is the counterpart to my dove so I will probably design two versions of him as well. He will also need to be able to move and talk.

An explosion- There is one large explosion in one of the scripts so I will need to create a realistic exploding squirrel as well as fire particles.

A desolated forest environment- One comic requires a forest destroyed by loggers. Though this environment is complex, I only need it for one shot so I wont need to be incredibly complex.

A tree- The dove character spends most of his time perched in a large tree on a branch so I will need to design a new tree.

Voice recordings- Obviously, I will need to record some actors for the different characters. I'm not too worried about this because I have some friends in mind and the recording session shouldn't take very long.


Week 1
This first week was spent writing the script, casting the parts, and planning out the assets.

Week 2
I plan on recording the dialogue and preparing my different assets in photoshop.

Week 3
This week I will begin animating the different shorts. I would like a rough of at least two of the three

Week 4
This week will be spent finalizing the animations and working on the particle effects and more difficult parts of the stories.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice post...I saw a tutorial on AFX birds the other day:

    I don't know if is applicable, since I believe it was meant to be seen from far away, but it might solve some of your perspective problems.

    Keep up the good work.