|Idea for title style to go with illustrative style of animation.|
I was going to use the voice over of the actual writer reading the poem but its ironic that his voice did not have the feeling I thought it needed to elevate the animation. I found someone else to do the voiceover by chance. Her names is Kallie Merkle she is a writer from Canada. I first heard her voice in a video called 'Growing is Forver' by Jesse Rosten for which she wrote the words and narrated for. As soon a I herd it I knew her voice was perfect for this piece so I got in touch with her over twitter. I asked if she would be interested and she said yes.
|Quick sketches after listening/ reading to the poem.|
When it comes to the voiceover and narration I am confident that she can deliver the goods. So I am prepared to rework the lengths or approach to some animation if I feel. As it stands it will involve a lt of quick cuts and seemingly unrelated shots. One way I have though to tying it together is through song choice, voiceover, clever scene transitions, limited colour palette and the use of overlaid organic textures. I will not use all of them but some as they can serve as a nice visual hook to keep everything together. But I will post more about this another time.
|Screen shot of storyboard templete in photoshop. A digital storyboarding process will help me with the animatic.|
I will upload the full story boards and script later this week after I have sent it to Kallie. Then I can get started on the approach I am going to take to visual style such as backgrounds, character design, shot style etc. I am looking toward to this but a part of me is slightly nervous it will not come out as good as I am imagining it. Wish me luck.
My (Rough) Process:
Mood Board > Colour Palette / Visual Style
Voiceover/ Narration/ Animatic
Flash Animation/ After Effects Animation
Opening/ Closing title design
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