Been working on my film..... Here is some of my character development.
It's based on a true story about a young girl stealing a kitten from its mother, and then realizing the consequences a wee bit too late.
Since this is my first real film, I had the roughest time trying to settle on a story. Long before the film class started, I tried boarding a sequence or two to try and find something with a strong enough story, and something fairly possible to animate.
My first idea was of from an aboriginal tale about where the platypus came from. It involved a duck who got kidnapped by a water rat. She escaped, and then laid eggs weeks later. What came of it was the platypus! It was a little suggestive in story, and I couldn't get the length down to less than 3 minutes.
There was another idea based on an Aesop's Fable about the Stag and His Reflection. It involved very detailed deer and lion anatomy, not to mention, a big technical issue of how to animate detailed antlers stuck in a tree.
I was frustrated. I was telling my mom about this, how I didn't want to just "make something up," I wanted to base it off something, a real story. I know my strengths and strong stories is just not one of them.
My mom didn't even have to think. She said, "Why don't you make a movie about the time you stole that kitten...."
The rest is history.
Here's some character development....along with Character Design concepts. The top left is the finalized character design.
For my own security, I'm going to take this down in a week or so.
But uploading it for now so you all can check it out.
This is the first sequence.
So yeah. Cat Nab.
Bring it on!!!!