Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Final Animation Treatment

For my 2d animation final project I plan on creating an animated music video to a Lamping Shades song entitled, Disco Lemonade. There will not be a problem with copyright issues because it is my band’s original song. Originally, I wanted to do a cartoon based around my friends/band because they are the most colorful group of characters I know. I’m thinking one day I still might do this, but in the meantime I thought just making an animation to go along with one of our songs would be best. The song is about people relaxing and enjoying life. I think that throughout the video I will use just one animated character. This character will probably wander through some interesting scenarios that will be influenced only mildly by the lyrics. By this I mean that I don’t plan on animating a band playing instruments at all. I definitely want to incorporate a funny looking glass of lemonade with a large disco ball sticking out of it at one point. I think it would be funny to have my character trying to drink this glass of lemonade but unable to because of the disco ball being so large and throwing his balance off, but that will only be a small part. I have yet to decide everywhere my character will travel to, and everything he will do, but I have decided on the look I want the video to have. I want to use a mixture of drawing in photoshop and after effects and try to create a nice sense of “flow” to it. I really want the images to look smooth and artistic, rather than jagged and computerized. I definitely want it to have a cartoon look to it too. I was considering rotoscoping some, but I think I prefer the more traditional cartoon look for this video.

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