Film Sequence

•June 12, 2013 • Leave a Comment

In three images, I drew an idea of the film sequence. The first picture shows a boy who wakes up in the morning then he goes to the attic and he finds an old book in a box. He opens the book and he travels into the book world. He realizes that he is in the Dracula world and he has to go to Dracula’s castle. He will fight Dracula and when Dracula is dead then the boy will travel back into real life.

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In the second image, it shows the boy stating he’ll never open the book again, and he leaves the attic. A little girl finds the book and shows it to the boy. The girl opens the book and boy tries stop it but it is too late, they are both going back to the book world and this time it is Moby Dick.

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The third picture shows the boy and girl back in the normal world. The girl throws the book away but an old man picks up the book and he opens it. Now the boy, girl and old man travel to the Planet of the Apes world.

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I had another idea for a film sequence and a story about three friends who travel from real life to Dracula’s world. Also I added ideas of characters that play other characters from Dracula’s world.

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Little Red Riding Hood

•June 6, 2013 • 6 Comments

I added the idea of the classic book and this time it is Little Red Riding Hood because it has perfect colours of red from a girl’s hood and black for a wolf. The first picture shows Little Red Riding Hood behind the wolf with a bright white moon. I added a bold red colour on the girl’s hood and wolf’s eyes. I like it because it more outstanding colours and eye-catching red colour on Little Red Riding Hood. In the second image, I used the first picture, but I changed the wolf’s face. I like it because it is scarier than the first picture.

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I have changed a tree and moved the white moon in the third and fourth   pictures. On the fifth image, I added close-ups of Little Red Riding Hood with bright red and white colours and also I put the wolf’s bold white eyes and teeth on the black background. I really like it because it makes it stand out on the image.

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I had other ideas for Little Red Riding Hood and this time the wolf stands on the tree and he looks down at the Little Red Riding Hood. I added leaves from the tree to make the wolf bigger than the tree. There are two different wolf’s faces in the two images.

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I used the same last two images but I changed the colour on the background. I like the second picture because it is clear to see the image and it is eye-catching with the colours (red, black, white and grey).

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I have different ideas of simple Little Red Riding Hood images and it shows a girl and a wolf merged together with gradient colours (black, white and grey). 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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Little Red Riding Hood was not added in final eight images, because Dracula, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Moby Dick and Sherlock Holmes are aimed at an adult audience with horror. I will keep Little Red Riding Hood images for the future.

Final Trailer

•June 6, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I had two final trailers and the first one looked fine, but it changed in the second final trailer. In the second final trailer, it showed two different colours between normal world (colour) and book world (sepia with ‘old paper’ from the book). I am very happy with my second final trailer because the animation worked really well.

I will explain the story from the final trailer:

  1. Logo of ’16’ is the target audience.
  2. Logo of ‘Square Enix’ shows which video game company it is.
  3. Main character, Andrew wake up and well-know line “Call me Andrew” (link to “Call me Ishmael”)
  4. Andrew finds a message from his friend.
  5. Andrew waits for a bus.
  6. Andrew falls asleep and a book has a strange light coming from it.
  7. Andrew falling down into the book world from the normal world.
  8. Andrew lying down in sea and a ship comes to save him.
  9. Andrew doesn’t know where he is and he finds out that he’s on the ship. He heard something coming towards him.
  10. Andrew meets Captain Ahab and he is shocked to find out he’s in the Moby Dick book. The title is ‘The Book World’

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Final Trailer Two

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

•June 6, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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)

•June 6, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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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