Futuristic Setting. City scene. set in the year 3064.
Establishing Shot. Buildings, Parked Car, Street.
Dog enters scene from left hand side of shot
High angle Long shot of the street. Robo-dog sprints out onto the street and through a door of a building.
Robot flys/hovers and lands suddenly/abruptly on a futuristic car.
Front Close up of his legs and feet as he lands and crumbles the car.Front Close up of him standing up his feet and legs in shot.
Close up of his face and shoulders in frame/shot.
Jumps off car, causing damage.
Character then runs through the building door after the robo-dog.
after our animatic was presented we realised we needed to change some things, one of wich was the dog, we decided to make him robotic as well, i was in charge of designing him, i decided to make him quite large (labrador sized or even as big as an irish wolfhound), i also took inspiration from a toy i had in the 90’s called ‘the zoomer robot dog’ i found out there is now a spinoff dog of the same name.
Here are my drawings of what i thought our dog could look like…
For our project we came with a story of a robot dog walker, we presented it yesterday and had to make some serious alterations, but here it is to show anyway…
as you can probably tell it didn’t read as well as we had hoped, and there was too much going on in the background rather than just telling the story or getting the idea across
This is a Disney short that i suppose is a little old now, but when i first saw it in the cinema before Frozen played, i was so impressed, It took an old animated short from the late 1920’s and added on extra story, it had 2d animation, black and white, colour and of course CG animation all in one 6 minute film.
It even broke the 4th wall of film and had characters rip open the cinema screen and walk right out onto the stage as if they were in the room with us, simply astounding.
Tom Sito was born in 1956 and is an animator who has worked on an impressive amount of well known films such as who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Fantasia 2000 and many more. In 1995 he left Disney to help set up the animation company ‘Dreamworks’. When there he worked on the likes of ‘The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, Stallion of the Cimmaron’ and Shrek.
We were shown a video talk of Sito which was interesting and funny, i thought i would share it here…
So our 15 second film project has been put on hold for two weeks :(…but it’s okay because we have been given an awesome opportunity!
We are now doing a project that will last two weeks (starting yesterday evening). A film company contacted the university and wants our idea’s and creative minds so that they can then create something awesome from it, in return they will give us the assets used so that we can learn and play with them! and whats going round the rumour mill is that said animation company could be Double Negative!
Double Negative! As in the guys who made Iron man, Hercules, Godzilla (2014), Les Miserables, Man of Steel, Thor, Skyfall and so much more, the excitement within me is just erupting! :D
i mean, just check out their show reel!
Anyway, what we have to do is come up with an idea based in a city/town/street setting, and that’s all the information we have really been given, we don’t know long it is to last or anything like that, all we know is we are story boarding (possibly making an animatic) and possibly experimenting in making some assets, in two weeks we will present, the company will choose the best one and the project will end. I am working in the same group as i was for the last project, (Mark, Julie, Niamh & Blaine) So let’s get crackin’! :)