Monday, 30 September 2013

Style inspiration, with story ideas

 Cut out art Influence map 

I was looking at the above videos and they inspired me to look into cut out art I think that this could be a great style in which we could use to tell our story about the industrial revolution. Apache is a great example of how we could use a 2D style in a 3D format.

Story Ideas 

Story No.1

Thomas Edison

The camera zooms out of the candle that is placed beside a book on an old wooden table the only light source in this room is the candle. The camera zooms into the title of the book, Thomas Edison and the 19th century. A gust of wind flips the book open to the first page. The pages flip open to a page filled with, blue print drawings of inventions all of his inventions are on the page from the Kinetographic camera to the perforating typewriter. The 2D image of the Phonograph begins to wiggle and move and the notes begin to push their way out of the book crating 3D notes. The music of 1877 fills the room, and the phonograph begins to pushing its way out of the book changing its 2D shape into three-dimensional version, it floats out of the book playing music from 1877 the phonograph dances away then the carbon telephone seeing what had happened decides to push itself out off the book too, as it floats out of the book it begins to ring in beat of the song that the phonograph is playing. It follows the direction that the phonograph has taken, a light bulb comes out next with a long string at the end gets stuck in the book and the light bulb forces itself out by pulling upwards his string is released and the click is heard as the light bulb turns on. The light fills the room, and follows the other inventions that are dancing in a circle above the book the sound of an electric locomotive can be heard the books open page morphs into the exit of a tunnel and the electric locomotive bursts through joining the others his sound also adds to the music that is being created by the phonograph and telephone. All of these inventions continue to circle then they float back into the book closes. The light bulb floats above the book and the light continues to get brighter and brighter the camera zooms into the light and the screen fades into white. 

I think that Going west and the  cut out influence map show the art direction in which I think that story 1 could be shown.

Story No.2

Mr Diesel & his engine

A large workshop with pictures of planes and cars and engine sketches placed all over along with miscellaneous machine parts placed all over. The workshop is packed with boxes of engine parts and fuel. A calendar with the date 1897 is on the wall. Mr diesel a man in his thirties is hard at work tightening the last screw on his engine; he smiles and decides to push the on button. But before his index finger touches the button he walks out of shot, the sound of rustling can be heard and then it stops and Mr Diesel returns with a bicycle helmet. He pushes the button but nothing happens, he pushes it repeatedly but nothing continues to happen. In a fit of rage he throws his spanner at the machine and it starts to rev slowly but then the speed slowly begins to increase faster and fast until the engine combust in flames. The flames die down and with no eyebrows Mr Diesel continues to stand in shock staring at his machine. The screen fades to white and the word four months later appears. Mr Diesel is accepting an award for best new inventions as he stands on a podium He still has no eyebrows but he now has a broken arm, nose and all of his fingers are wrapped in bandages. The Engine is embossed with the words Diesel engine Test 51. As Mr Diesel lifts his award his picture has been taken with a bright grin, his background show the sketches of machines that the Diesel engine is used in, Planes submarines and ships and trains. The camera fades into the headlights of the train fading into white.

Workshop Influence map 

The Workshop influence map have ideas for what the scene could look like in story no.2 . the animation for Girl and Robot are also influences that we could use in terms of the layout also the structure of the story of having an inventor interact with their creation and having it face problems which is the premise for story no.2. Maybe there are some things that we could learn from Girl and Robot if we decided to pursue story no.2. 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Additional research

Initially we thought the direction we wanted to go in was to travel away from England and to explore the industrial revolution in different countries.One way in which I thought that we could do this was through the wars that occur in this time period, but after a discussion with our tutor we realised that we were drifted away from the focus of the industrial revolution and just focussing on the time period. We decided to continue to dig deeper into the industrial revolution I decided to explore any folklore and inventors of the time. Through my research I discovered that folklore wasn't the route that I think would be the best to go down. But the Inventors of the time would be a great way to sum up the industrial revolution an era that was pushing forward because of the inventions of great people. We have all decided to explore the topics that we found the most interesting and to create stories from these things. Then we will pick the story that we all agree to have the most potential. 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Narrative: Research

We decided to divide up our research and I had the task of researching the Political issues of the time and any wars that occur. I found that there were a lot of political injustice and the country was ran by a corrupted government my scribe document goes into more detail about my findings.

My group met today and we had a discussion about what we wanted to focus in on, we have decided to explore different countries. I will be doing some more in-depth research on the the wars that took place on foreign land and hopefully this will allow us to explore different story lines and inspire us to decide on what the story line for our animation will be.

The Narrative Project

I am a part of a team of people working on the narrative project our blog is called Digital Delusion studios We will be working collaboratively on this project with our theme on the Industrial revolution set in the time period of the 19th - 20th century.