‘Like Some Other Men Do’ Animatic.

For our new project in Design Discourse we were all given the dialogue from a film that lasts 30-40 seconds and told to make a film or animatic using the dialogue, we were told not to find out what film the dialogue was from and so we didn’t, the dialogue is…

What do you think?
 This ought to be the right kind of place
 for a tough guy like you… Garbage cans, rats galore.
 Scram! I said take off! Beat it!
 Let’s go.
 Pull over here.

We were told to make it fun and entertaining, we realised from the dialogue that it sounded very ‘ganster/city/1920/30’s’ era and style. We decided to use animals instead of people. At first we liked the idea of farm animals  such as Cows, pigs and sheep etc. Here are some of our designs.

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We then decided to use a cat character and crow for a cab driver, we liked the style and so we rolled with it.

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crow colour crow outline

Once we finally decided on the 4 characters of 2 cats, a crow and sheep we began storyboarding. Here is a rough storyboard we made on post it notes.


Dingy city building sets the scene


Man and woman having a fight, we see silhouette through window20131204_170406

Woman says the line ‘garbage,…20131204_170410



Rats view of the window into apartment. 20131204_170420

‘Scram!’ she yells out the window.20131204_170428

The rats begin to run away.


The woman leaves her flat when she hears the car horn of her lift.20131204_170439

She is all dressed up in a glamorous red dress and gets into the car with her friend the sheep, also in a red dress.


She tells the driver ‘lets go’.  20131204_170443

We see the car drive off.


We see from the male cats view he opens a drawer to reveal a gun. A photo of his wife is on top.20131204_170451

We see his paw lift out a gun. 20131204_170455 20131204_170501

We see his feet and tail as he walks up steps that appear to be outside on a building.


Screen goes to black and we see a clock whizzing by showing a few hours have passed.


We see the girls car come back and pull in from a view from the rooftop. We see he has alcohol and his gun. 20131204_170519

We see him sitting alone on the roof humming along to the song ‘why dont you do right’.


The sheep tells the driver to pull over.20131204_170529

She gets out of the cab and her cat friend begins to follow. 20131204_170536

The drunken male cat blurrly see’s the red dress exit the car and he shoots.


We have not decided whether the screen will go to black or whether we will see the dead sheep lying lifeless on the ground.

The End.

We will begin work on this animatic tomorrow morning, the deadline is on Monday and we will need to work well in a group to have it ready on time.


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