Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Animation 1

I'm not writing right now.

Two reasons: 1) yet again I'm ill. I begin to believe I'm allergic to London, but the Phantom alone was worth every cough, every sinus blocked hour and every whiny headache. 2) I've finally committed myself to making this blasted animation.

For those of you who don't live in my head; I shall embark on a fuller explanation. When I listen to music I look for a story. All stories - however brief - will incite an emotional response in me. Some pieces of music have a stronger emotional grip on me than others and these pieces will often come with a more literal storytelling component - I'm sure I'm not the only one who bawls my eyes out every time I hear "Honey".

A while back, I heard "Let me Fall" and it hit me hard. It hit me so hard, in fact, that where the words weren't explicitly telling a story, my mind was still painting pictures. Since then I've developed the story each time I heard the song and small details have become so much clearer and I *really* want to share it.

I've got a solid storyboard in place and I've got a plan for turning my idea into reality - it principally occurred to me that I don't have to draw frame by frame, because for panning and zooming shots I can manipulate a single large image instead of producing several small ones. Action is going to be harder, but I'm not going for full professionalism here, I just want to get the bare bones of the story out.

This is not going to be quick. But I think it will be worth it - particularly for me.

For now, I think I need to nap.


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