Project ‘Silver Lining’ is go!
The work in progress name for the short film is now ‘Silver Lining’. All posts to do with the project will be tagged with ‘silverlining’ so it’s easy to find the chronology. I’ve been working more on characters and aesthetics today, aswell as this tricky layout business. I want to create a stage that is simple yet includes enough elements for an appropriate stage. Things I want to include are: Man on bin, bench, statue, buildings. Obviously there are other elements in the one I’ve posted below, but it’s making it work which is the tough part. The visuals need to gel so that the audience is clear on the animated parts and what is background, if you see what I mean.
This current one has a bit of added depth, as my first few were straight on for effect. The deeper space will give some acting room, but I want to make sure the camera angle stays as low as possible (without making the animation a chore). I’m thinking along the lines of one angle, locked off for the entire short. It’s based on my ‘watching society drift by’ idea and so this should give the strongest feeling of present tense observation. If I cut, I feel I will draw the viewer away from the main elements I want them to be focusing on (I want them accustomed to every last bit of the frame by the end, just like gymnast would use the whole floor, I will use the whole of this perceived stage).