just did some drawings when I was watching the movie…that’s Patty above. What a brat!
Just watched this. Funny to see a young Jason Segel (guy from the Muppets movie) and Jason Schwartzman (most of Wes Anderson’s films) being jerks. I like the tagline “Higher Education just hit a new low”
At the animatic crit I got some really useful feedback. Everyone seems to be saying that the whole animation needs to be more dramatic, more explicit. Especially at the point of Ariel’s transformation. This is great because I completely agree, I felt the same way when I played back the finished animatic. The more recent Medea inspired character designs will also fit with this, showing a more obvious shift in costume than I managed to express in my first animatic. In fact there were quite a few things I really didn’t convey in the story boards, for example the sets, the shift in costume and the double exposures that were really important. I think I just needed a lot more detail and more panels, so the idea was clearer. Good practice though! I’m going to work on the improved one today.
I want to add lighting effects and stronger camera angles, and possibly even limit the back drops to plain black, and have a single sliding one when the moon appears at the end. Looking at Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome [above] is really helpful for inspiring visual drama; the ornate style of opera combined with the makeshift aesthetic of renegade filmmaking, the extreme coloured lighting with the context suggested by a few props.
Roll on some operatic melodrama!
Above is the Japanese version of the Poster. I want to include trinkets round the face. Attached to the headdress I will make. And something of the expression in Medea’s eyes.
A theatrical and stylised film by Seijun Suzuki. The sets resemble those in Kabuki, with consciously artificial looking sets and props. Some of the sets (shown in this boat scene) are superimposed traditional paintings, like Kawamoto’s animations!
Kihachiro Kawamoto’s Dojoji
Still from the film Dolls by Takeshi Kitano.