Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tutorial Time

After we came up those ideas, we had a small tutorial with Alan and he suggested us to make the animation more relative to the phrase in which makes the audiences think on a positive side in benefits to do good or make a comparison between good and bad. He also suggested us to research on slapstick comedy. It is a style of humour with exaggerated  and performative way to reinterpret the common sense. It makes surprises to the audiences because they already had the impression or knowledge about something but it ends up unpredictably.
In this case, we are going to look at some of slapstick comedy examples, such as Mr. Bean and Doppy dog.

We are going to do more researches on slapstick comedy and bring out more ideas together.

Narrative: Ideas Develop

We are Blind Badger, running by Anthony, Ruby and Candice. In the briefing on Tuesday we were given a phrase and an environment to create a short animation in 30 seconds to a minute. The phrase and the environment are:

"On Safari"
"A little of what your fancy does you good"

We all agreed that to push the animation forward to a funny comedy . The videos below are the first  inspirations we thought about.

"Rolling Safari" produced by Rolling Wild, a sweet and cute short animation by changing the animals to a rolling, bouncing creatures. Short cut to the main without too much context, well control on timing and really easy to understand.

"Wildbeest" produced by Birdbox Studio, audiences understand the story by using speak bubbles to communicate  their thoughts .

We also thought of interviewing the animals in safari but it required context when the animals talking and a good question.

After that, we have brainstorm and explored different animals are living on Safari and their impression to audiences so we would know in different situations, It will create different jokes and reactions.
From Ruby's
Hippo- Hippo that is on a diet as it has had too much to eat, pans over to his brother who is eating a lot of food.
- Sees a flamingo and hallucinates and sees it as a piece of fruit or something eatable.
- Creeps up on the flamingo and eats it, showing a little of what you fancy doesn't do any harm ( unless you are the flamingo!)
Porcupine- Porcupine character eating pine cones around his family, he is looking around at the others and pulls out a pepper pot.
- He discovers that he likes pepper on his meal, so he keeps on adding it to his meal.
- The lid of the pepper pot falls off so there is a big pile of pepper on his pine cone.
- He breaths it in and then sneezes and his spikes all pop out and go everywhere, into his family, ( maybe killing a bird in the background? )
- Finally is left naked like a mole rat and walks away on two feet embarrassed and ashamed of his nakedness.
- Giraffe with a neck trying to reach the tree,
- There is another giraffe with a long neck eating all day, the journey of the little giraffe trying to reach the top and by the time he got his food, the last leaf was gone.
- Finally zooming out to reveal the long neck giraffe has fattened up

Idea 1- Helium - Pair of elephants find a balloon in the safari from one of the children who was in the car going around.
- They catch the balloon and play around with it, whilst finding it funny with their high pitched elephant noises.
- They try to compete to see who can have the highest pitch, they both end up loosing their voice so they try to inhale more of the balloon and they inhale so much that they drift off like they have turned into the balloons themselves.
Idea 2 - Water - playing fighting in the puddle that they are in, throwing water over one another.
- One of the elephants gets annoyed, so sucks up the whole puddle turning into a huge elephant that is out of proportion and waddles away from them leaving them with no water (something along them lines)

- A flamingo that is getting hungry decides to treat himself to a fish.
- The is greedy for getting fish, so he jumps around his pond area catching fish like a 'wack a mole' game at a carnival. jumping from place to place head first collecting these fish in his mouth.
- Each time his mouth will get bigger and bigger for all these fish and his head becomes too heavy to balance himself and cannot lift his head up from the ground.
- End result of him falling over and the fish escape back into the pond with the flamingo left with nothing.
- All playing around on this car that is going through, at first it would be all happy and joyful.
- As they begin to brake the care with the windscreen wipers and the number plates etc, the car
eventually flips and leaving a wreck that they cant play with, leaving them with nothing.
-And the followings are the animations style we might references to.