University of Birmingham
In groups of three we were asked to constructed a visualization of a piece of text, to be submitted as either a 60-120 film or as an annotated storyboard.
The audience for this project was towards a younger audience who are willing to experiment something different. Because this was an open brief it gave me the liberty to be experimental and try to create this animation from a different approach.
The people who would be watching this animation are who are looking to explore different emotions and travel into the uncanny valley of time.
When reading the brief I would think of a few themes that could work well with the message of the poem. After brain storming a few theme ideas which I feel could fit well with the brief. I went on to write a script around the theme that would portrait the idea of the brief. On this particular project I had chosen to work with Time – Memory – Space.
After writing the script I would start listing what assets I would need to create the animation, and decided what would be static and what would be an animated object. This process is linked together with story boarding, as it would give me freedom to link one scene into another and see what works the best.
Once the storyboard is drawn I would create an animatic of the animation, to test how it would look like in movement. A rough animatic is great to check how scenes are playing together with one another without using too much time in producing the details of the animation.
After the timing of the scenes is locked, I can start focusing in creating the assets of the animation and start scheduling production of assets. A certain time is allocate to each scene to help keep track of time and make sure the production comes out on schedule.
The student who is looking for a book in the library and end up finding something he was not expecting, this makes him have a flashback of when the author was writing the book which in return brings the author into the present time.