I was making puppet versions of Trip and I looked at various Toy designs to help me with the practical functions. I also looked at some paper-toy designs that inspired me to make my own, as a bit of an additional Trip giveaway. This was just a quick idea for one! There’s a really interesting book on paper toy design in the library called “We Are Paper Toys”
The ever awesome Kim Shattuck from the Muffs in the shades! Joan in ‘Strait Jacket’ with an Axe. Piggy and Kermit…etc.
I was talking to Darryl about lighting today. I’ve got some night-time scenes to shoot. One trick he suggested was showing lights, a street lamp or an illuminated widow to give the effect of night, without making it too dark to see. Tips from the movie world!
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!
just working on a prototype for the main character. He’s a little shakey still, but glad to have him in time for the start of term. I muffed-up the right hand so I’ll re-work that tomorrow. Found some great doll props that are just the right size! Trip doesn’t listen to mp3s, no way! He’s into vinyl!