Trip Toys

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”

BOARD

another board I used in my presentation:

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!

TRIP: STORY BOARD

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!

 

Trip Prototype

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!