Story and Test in animation

•June 6, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I created ideas in screenshots of the story in trailer, but I had to choose a few images to create animation and shorten them to one minute.

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I tested the animation with two different colours (one for sepia and one for black & white) but both test animations were only 13 seconds, so I needed more animation to target one minute or more.

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I added more animation pictures and I checked into make sure everything worked. All images are perfect animation and it was ready for the final trailer.

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Final Main Character

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I used different types of fonts for the main character’s logo on the hood. There are six different (views of front, side and back). I chose the fifth image for the final main character because it has good colour and makes it look like real life.

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Screenshots of Moby Dick (1956)

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I looked at screenshots from the film ‘Moby Dick’ (1956) and I selected a few sequences for animation to make a short one min trailer.

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Ideas of Trailer

•June 5, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Now I had to choose one book to make a trailer for the game and I chose Moby Dick because Moby Dick is more interesting than the other three books. I started researching the story of Moby Dick and I watched three DVDs (Moby Dick in 1956, 1998 and 2010). I selected a few sequences for animation from the films.

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I started four different ideas of storyboards and I had to select ten images from the storyboards to make a short one min trailer.

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I researched artists to find any links to water, sea or boats, I found four different artists:

Albert Pinkham Ryder

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J.M.W Turner

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LeRoy Neiman

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Zachary Johnson

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I looked at simple video games as research for my game trailer:

Journey

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The Unfinished Swan

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Limbo

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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Shadow of the Colossus

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Final eight images

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I chose the final eight images (four horror pictures and four simple images) with Dracula, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Sherlock Holmes and Moby Dick. I like my final images because they shows a difference between horror and simple images and people will know which books they are from.

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Moby Dick

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This picture I really because it is interesting, a black silhouette of the ship ‘Pequod’ with a bright white moon and a whale’s tail makes an outstanding image.

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The second image, I don’t like. I used the first picture and I changed the background colours from grey to blue but the grey colour looked better on the background.

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I removed the whale’s tail and I added a grey eye to the bright white background. This made it look like Moby Dick is large in size compared to the ship ‘Pequod’. I like it because it is an eye-catching white background with bold black-silhouetted ship, ‘Pequod’.

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I had other ideas for Moby Dick; this picture shows the ship ‘Pequod’ over the whale ‘Moby Dick’. The picture that I used was an ink drawing of Moby Dick and Pequod and the colours (black, white and grey) used from Adobe Photoshop. In the next two images I used ink again and this time I added Captain Ahab and Moby Dick. I don’t like it because it looks like Japanese art.

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I used the very first picture but I changed the black-silhouetted man to a woman and the whale’s tail changed colour (white to red). I also added a different tonal colour of red on the next three images. I like the third image because it has more outstanding colours and it links the same colours from Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Dracula and Sherlock Holmes.

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I have different ideas of simple Moby Dick images and it shows a bright white Moby Dick on a black Captain Ahab with the ship ‘Pequod’. I like the first picture because it has a very simple silhouette image and people will know which book it is from.

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Sherlock Holmes

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This picture shows a white silhouette of Sherlock Holmes behind a black building with a bright white moon.

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I had six different ideas of Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles. All images show Sherlock looking at the black dog or hellhound. I like the forth picture because it is eye-catching with a bold black silhouette dog behind a bright white moon. I added tone from black to grey in the background to make it scarier.

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I changed the forth picture to add other idea, this time I added a large grey dog or wolf behind Sherlock Holmes. I like the image but I still believe the forth picture is better because people will know what it is.

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I used the forth picture and I added a bold red colour to the dog’s eyes and scratches on the black silhouetted tree. I like it because it has same colours (black, white grey and red) as Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and Dracula.

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This picture makes it simple to know which book it is and it shows a white silhouette of Sherlock Holmes on the big black dog with a grey background. The next image I changed and this time I added white dog’s eyes and teeth on the black silhouette of Sherlock. I like the second image because it will make people know which book it is.

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Dracula

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This picture I really like because it looks scary silhouette. I used cut out of the middle of the forest and I put in the image of Dracula’s castle.

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The second image shows a black castle and trees with a bold yellow colour (light). A large white moon behind the castle with a shade (black and grey) background and also I added a bright white silhouette on the foreground. It is very difficult to show people which book it is and I need to add more trees and a bat because it makes people know it is Dracula.

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The next picture I added a tree behind a silhouette and I used a bright white moon with light grey background. I don’t like it because there are too much trees and it is difficult to see Dracula’s castle.

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I did the same on the third picture, but I deleted a few of the trees to make them clear and see the castle.

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This image I have changed and this time I added Dracula’s eyes and teeth with red blood. Also I added a girl running to escape from Dracula’s castle. I cut out the tree from middle of image to make it clear and see the castle with bold white moon. I believe that red eyes and white teeth make people think it is Dracula, werewolf or evil dog.

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I have five different ideas of a bat with bold red eyes to make people know it is Dracula. I like the third image because it shows the bat tries to catch the girl who escaped from the castle.

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I did the same on the third image but I moved a bold white moon behind the bat. I have other ideas and this time I change the bat to Dracula, but I like the bat because it is scarier and eye catching with the white moon behind the bat.

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This picture I used Dracula with bold white teeth and I added a white bat and girl on the black Dracula. I like it because it is very simple to know which books it is and makes it stand out and a clear image.

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

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I used Adobe Photoshop to make a sample image of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This image shows a shadow of Mr Hyde behind Dr Jekyll. I used different a font of ‘Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ and I added colours of black, grey and white. For the next picture I used the first image but I added a building behind, a moon and also I used the same font ‘Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ on the streetlight. I like the picture because it is better than the first image and there is a good shadow behind Dr Jekyll from the streetlight.

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The third image shows a large shadow of Mr Hyde behind a person. I used a bright white text ‘Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ to make the words stand out and clear to read. I did the same on the third image and this time I added bold grey outer glow on the shadow of Mr Hyde. I like it because it looks scarier and eye-catching with the white font.

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I have three different ideas of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and it shows a large shadow of Mr Hyde with bright title behind the person.

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This image shows a person running between a wall and she has a big shadow of Mr Hyde that comes from the moon. I added font ‘Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ on right black wall. I like the image because it is better than other pictures and the font looks like paint. The next picture that I used same image and this time I added a bold red colour on the word ‘Mr Hyde’. I like it because it looks like Mr Hyde painted the red colour on the word.

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I have three different colours (black, white and grey) on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with background. All three pictures show Dr Jekyll (left) and Mr Hyde (right).

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The next two images that I move the Dr Jekyll form on the Mr Hyde. I like the second image because it makes it look like a shadow of Mr Hyde behind Dr Jekyll and it will make people know which book it is.

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Title and Font

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I used different type font for the title ‘The Book World’ and names of the books (Dracula, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Moby Dick and Sherlock Holmes).

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I had different ideas for titles and this picture shows the title ‘The Book World’ using ink splatters and a black silhouetted girl running to escape from the ink splatters.

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In the next picture I added a bright white moon behind the girl. I like it because it is eye-catching, the moon with the girl, and clear to see the image. In the third image I changed the girl to a boy and it shows the boy falling down into the book world from the normal world.

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I had other ideas for titles and this time I used an “old paper” texture in the background. I added three different fonts for the title ‘The Book World’ and the third image I used an ink splatter. On the last picture, I added a boy with a paintbrush and it shows the boy paint on the title ‘The Book World’. I like the second image because it looks like an old book drawn in ink and it’s a good link to the classics (Dracula, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Moby Dick and Sherlock Holmes).

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