Project 2 Animation Studio :Dialogue, action and interaction. Initial research and the story so far.

Inspired by the works of Jean-Baptiste Monge, I’ve decided to create my story.
It’s set within a micro, fantasy world.

Many of these worlds were based around lepricons, gnomes, trolls and the likes. Below you will find some examples.

(Pardon for the dutch songs, apparently most of the series I am basing my idea on were either Dutch, German or Spanish, however, the visual story is there.)

 

 

YouTube. (2017). Nils Holgersson Dutch Intro. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo9f_c6wRd0 [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

YouTube. (2017). “Dreams to dream” – Scene from “Fievel goes west”. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d85_BH9huvE [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

Fievel came to mind due to the usage of normal every day items for us (humans) gaining another function for the smaller beings ( The finger guard becomes a bucket in the video above.) Inspiration to change the way of thinking when creating the house.

 

YouTube. (2017). David de kabouter intro. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEUsByIpDg0 [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

David even had a book which was much like a concept book.  Filled with art and information.  From their size and weight all the way up to their favorite foods or even how they greet one another (see image below)

1.bp.blogspot.com. (2017). Cite a Website – Cite This For Me. [online] Available at: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7sxQDr4STLU/USI3DpjO6NI/AAAAAAAAGX4/KtUjyCQ2TmU/s1600/gnomes.jpg [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

1.bp.blogspot.com. (2017). Cite a Website – Cite This For Me. [online] Available at: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7sxQDr4STLU/USI3DpjO6NI/AAAAAAAAGX4/KtUjyCQ2TmU/s1600/gnomes.jpg [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

However, there are some things I did not take into consideration to create the environment in which the story takes place.  Hunny I shrunk the kids is one of them.  This because they are shrunken down to the size of an ant whilst my character will be around 5-7 cm tall.The size of a gnome, not an ant.

YouTube. (2017). Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Classic Trailer – Rick Moranis Movie HD. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9nCNJ3cZSk [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

Ofcourse there are many MANY more films and series to choose from, though these were part of my initial research.

With this in mind and the inspirational scenes and designs from Jean-Baptiste Monge (and many films and series that I used to watch when little regarding micro worlds)  I set out to find a moodboard and story line.

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