So looking at some of the videos suggested, thinking mainly about plot lines I've come up with a few ideas. Some of them are probably out of my feasible range but I want to try and complete something good for my final year. Most of these were plucked from aspects of my own life as well as influences I've gathered while walking around. (The abandoned toy one was picked up when I saw this tattered and old toy in the window of a vintage shop, it looked sad an alone and if I had the money I would have taken him home with me. He was a cute little brown patched bear with one eye and a button for a nose. I went back to see if he was still there and he was not =/ ). I hope this is what you were suggesting Alan? If not then I'll try again. Sorry for the lengthy paragraphs I tend to think the full story out first.
- Animated Short: A shiny new child's stuffed toy gets accidentally abandoned while the family are camping and had to leave due to bad weather. The stuffed toy is animated by a strike of lightning. He gets up, looking confused. Scenes cut between the toy travelling through the woods towards what he thinks is home and the little girl looking out the window on different times of the day at the forest eventually not even stopping as she starts to forget. The toy, getting attacked by animals, nature and the weather eventually finds himself at the little girls house. The girl just happens to open the door to go out play and spots the toy and runs towards it and it towards her. It's thread trailing behind and his leg falls off and he falls down. The little girl scoops him up and his loose foot and runs in to her parents, they take it and they throw it in the trash. the little girl cries, takes it out of the trash when her parents are not looking and attempts to repair it herself in her room. She hurts herself and the toy leans up and holds her hand and smiles she smiles back and he is fixed. The child then goes outside to play with the toy the next few days and the storm returns, striking it again making it immobile. The child is sad to see her animated friend no longer move. He gets placed on a shelf as the child grows he gathers dust. Until one day a young boy climbs onto a chair and calls out to his parents. He places the toy outside as the rain hits, and it gets struck by lightning and comes alive. It's fur tattered and old. Yet is rubs it's eyes and gets up looking at the startled boy.
- Animated Short: Taking the above and just mainly focusing on the toy's travels home, how he meets the wild-life and has to run from dangers and surviving nature. Like thorns tearing the toy, fog making him loose his way. But eventually finding a home again.
- Character Turn around: I want to create the characters mentioned above as turn around's. If the animation is a step to far that is.
- Animated Short: So a little grey world full of grey things and the style is paper-like. Two character's are walking towards the same place, a park with a solitary planter atop a hill. They both come there to water the little grey sapling that is trying hard to grow in the small space. They see each other and become nervous. They both look at the plant then at each other sowing the dull grey watering cans to each other. They both smile and approach the tree. Sitting either side they water it a little each. The water is also grey in colour. The male tilts his head and offers the female part of his sandwich. The female declines politely and sits nervously. They both leave at the same time, the night cycle passes and the little sapling grows a little. They both return at the same time, both with watering cans and plant food. They wave at each other, sitting either side again. They both take turns tending to the plant. The female again declines the sandwich offer and they return home. The cycle of night passes and the sapling grows into a shoot with a single leaf. They return, again with something to care for the plant, this time some fresh soil and feed. They laugh and help each other with the tending. The male sits with the female this time. She accepts the food offer and they talk and laugh. They shake hands and part ways. A couple of night cycles pass and the shoot as grown into a small tree with small leaves. The two return again and greet each other with a handshake. The male does most of the work this time, changing the soil as the girl prepares a small picnic matt and food. The male surprises the female with a small bunch of colourless wild flowers. This gesture is accepted and the flowers start to bloom with sparks of colour, this surprises them both. They eat the picnic both staring at the flowers. They remained coloured. They exchange glances. When they depart that time, the handshake seems slower as they look into each others eyes. A warm glow beams from their hands as they part. The night cycle goes by enough for the tree to grow into a small trunk ed one. The two return a little nervous. Both dressed a lot nicer. They didn't do much to the tree, watered it, sprinkled feed at its base and again set the picnic up. The male picks up a round object of food resembling a strawberry and attempts to feed it to the female. The female ''blushes'' in the grey tone and takes it. After he withdraws his hand the reddest colour appears. They both looked shocked at it. The male looked at the female and points to her mouth. The female wipes it and looks at her hand where the red juices of the strawberry appear. They look at each other and smile. Taking each others hands the whole picnic area gushes with colour. They stand in surprise, the female leaning into the male. They watched the tree change into browns and greens. Only this hillside changed though. The too exchanged glances and the male quickly pecks the females cheek. They leave with a hug. Returning after the night cycles bring rich red flowers on the tree. Doing less then watering the plant. The land around grows more in colour as they hug and lay on the grass together. When it comes to depart, the male leans in to kiss the female, sending further flows of colour through both of them and the land. They leave the same way this time. The encounters pause a while until the tree is is full fruit-bloom baring rich apples. The two appear in wedding outfits, smiling at the now richly coloured land. They picked the apples and left. The tree goes through the seasonal cycles until it reaches bloom again, the two return, frail, two younger versions of themselves (their grown up children) and they each pick and apple are told to take the apple to separate hills and plant it there. It ends with the two elders sitting at sunset watching their children walk in different directions. They smile at each other share a hug and the camera pans around the tree to see them not there but their watering cans buried enough in the dirt around the tree so they don't topple over.
- Character Turn-around: I'd have liked to create a turn around set of characters from one of my most favourite child-hood book series: Maximum Ride by James Patterson. However after a little digging I found out that they are actually releasing the movie on the 30th of this month. Which is both amazing and kind of a bummer. This idea was really just a floater when I was sitting in my living room looking around to try and pick out some interesting things about my life. The other book series I really enjoyed when I was younger was Harry Potter and that's a well mixed track now. Other than that, there's the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. Which consists of a human and a Fallen becoming friends and battling other angels and things.