I just found out last week I have a project to do before I go back to return to the 2nd year on my course again. It's gonna be strange because of going into a whole new class that have already been together a year- like the newbie! ha.
Anyway I got the project emailed to me from my tutor and its the same as last year when I started the 2nd year (before deferring) where we start it in the summer and as soon as we go back, its worked on instantly so there's no set backs. This project will also carry right through to almost the end of the year- so around April time. ...or depending on what competition it will be entered for.
This is the basic brief so far before getting the fuller version when I go back...
'to develop an animated short, no longer than three minutes in length, that is primarily character based and can be realised in any choice of media. You MUST develop:
• A fully realised script, typed and presented in the correct format
• A concise set of complete storyboards
• All supporting character designs and back stories
You must research the submission requirements and general information about the following animation festivals and identify one that best suits your work'
So when a project is so wide open like this, it can take me a while to pin point an idea- to get a theme or storyline together. Last year I started with all the peacock work and as much as I LOVE stop motion and want to work more in it, this time I've decided to work 2D.
I randomly thought late a few nights ago 'CIRCUS'!! And I think this is the way to go for me, I've been collecting a lot of research images including make up/fashion ones too which show the style well. I like the idea of perception or something extravagant or like a masquerade. To make it more dark, antique with textures and really make a good piece from it.
This is what I'm working on now and need to get a storyline together to write the script. But i'll be posting more about video's I've been looking at and some sketches I've done so far for ideas.