My story is about an elderly man, Ian, who lives in a large metropolis city.
Each morning Ian is delivered a file with top-secret information about a case that has been deemed unsolvable by his employers. His job is to prove them wrong by piecing the facts together and solving it for the authorities.
We follow Ian through 4 days of his life. We hear his thoughts as he works thought the case. However on the 3rd day the papers are not delivered. Causing Ian to say at home all day. On the 4th day we find out that the “top-secret” case files is actual the newspaper, during the last scene we learn that he creates the cases in his head, by connecting words that he sees in the paper.
I will be giving the animation a graph novel look to it while we are interacting with Ian. The animation of his thoughts will have a collage aesthetic to them, however produced primarily in aftereffects. I have chosen this story because of the continues looping that it suggest of Ian’s life.
I have chosen to call the film “Newspaper Cases”.
I have been doing a lot of research on the noir genre, graphic storytelling, and visual narrative. I have also been exploring different animations aesthetics that I like such as the works by Miwa Matreyek ( ww.youtube.com/watch?v=FPWjA8nAmuo ) and Lawrence Jordan. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GJhIZK_yIM )
My current time line is:
Feb 15— time line / research presentation
Feb 19— complete script/story
Feb 25— Storyboard, outline of shots
Feb 27— organization of scene/project files
Mar 5— visual presentation, script
Presentation of what I have collected for
-Animations of his thoughts.
-Ian— back grounds decided and created/ing
Mar 8— Record narration
Begin sound edit…. rough
Mar 19— Sound project
Sample of final sound
Mar 30— finish Ian’s animation
April 9— Work in Progress Critique
April 20— finish animation of Ian’s thoughts.
April 25— picture lock begin sound mix
April 30— Final Critique
– near finished edit
-working on exporting
May 10— Final Class Screening!
I’m feeling behind but I feel good about this story and am ready to see it all the way through!