Here are the collected character designs from my sketch books for Give Trip A Break.
This is the basic story outline. I drew it in a comic strip style to help me work out what I wanted to represent. Some of the panels need reworking to turn it into an animatic. But doing it like a comic was a much better way for me to start rather than thinking shot by shot straight away before I’d developed the story. Writing a script first can also be difficult for me to get the idea across with description. I showed it to Steve and An Vrombaut. They were really helpful and positive about the idea.
An suggested using the comic book as a promotional tool for the film, which I really like. She was really inspiring. I liked her insight on everybody’s ideas. Steve siad he thought it had a similar appeal to Scott Pilgrim/ Wimpy Kid etc. rad.
I’m now considering this project as part of a mini-series. There were plenty of scenarios I imagined Trip getting into that I wont be able to fit into one 3 minute film. So hopefully after graduating I will be able to take this idea further. One of the main reasons for this is that I really feel like I would enjoy working with the characters and context longer term. Let’s see what happens with the pilot!
I just remembered this Gobelins film. Kinda 90’s. Some elements of Tank Girl and Daria, with a bit of X-Men Evolution or something. BUT, I can’t believe that little bitch was taking drugs between classes! No wonder she’s so frickin’ insecure.
More on that note. Back to my favourite of favourites… before Regular Show came ‘2 in the AM PM’
Awesome! And before Pops on Regular Show there was The Naive Man From Lolliland.
Here’s the genius creator behind the Regular Show: JG Quintel.
Check out how they still storyboard the show on post-it notes.
I had the Maya evening class this week, which as usual crushed my brain, but… Silvia looked at my designs and suggested I look at Uli Meyer’s work which is what I’ve been doing since I got back home. I knew his name and studio, but never knew how much I love his work. Thanks Silvia!