Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Animation Screenplay

Two weeks ago I started to write a screenplay for The Modern Shadow. I began by writing it in mixed Indonesian and English language and putting an extra English subtitle underneath. However As I read it out loud in class, most of them seemed to understand the flow just from the English words slipped inside the conversation.

So I went to rework my draft screenplay yesterday because even though it was quite understandable but still it needs a lot of work to balance out the clues to the audience without having the distruptive subtitles.

The Modern Shadow Script

I'm personally not very hapy yet with the script and I'm looking for ways to refine it. One of the ways I thought will be good is to have input from the people I'm trying to portray in my characters. I am currently waiting for feedbacks from these contacts that are mostly in the age and having the same background as my characters.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Andrew's Puppet Vision Blog

http://puppetvision.blogspot.com/

This is a blog dedicated for digital puppetry. Andrew writes about puppetry in film, video and digital media. Great reference on digital puppetry. He gave the link to Michael Gagne's Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets (Flash Animations) that I found very inspiring and strong.



http://www.gagneint.com/Final%20site/insanelytwisted.com/main.htm

Thanks Drew, for finding my blog and mentioned it in yours :)

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Humdrum - Peter Peak

An animation based on a shadow play by Peter Peake. I like the blurry and semi-transparent effect on the characters. Made the characters look like real shadow puppets. However, the fluid movement of the animation overrides it.

http://www.atomfilms.com/contentPlay/video.jsp?id=atom_211&preplay=1

Tetsuro Saiki's Walking in a Bamboo Bush

I just found this awesome animation by Tetsuro Saiki in atom film's Star Wars Fan Film Collection. This is very close to the composition I'm trying to to accomplish in this project. Tetsuro used Japanese patterns and symbolism very cleverly to create the scenes from Star Wars.

http://www.atomfilms.com/contentPlay/video.jsp?id=walk_bamboo_bush&preplay=1