For the draft 1, I did not edit the images yet, instead I wanted to focus on the storyline and sound. However, after consultation, I realise it was the wrong thing to do and I had to redo most of it.
The problems that I encounter while doing draft 1 were:
- Sound transition – how to make it flow smooth? Solution: overlap the sound or show the setting of the place
- What should I consider if I want to input narrations into it? Solution: hierarchy of the sounds
The comments given for draft 1:
- Missing of genre – It can be horror as it has creatures in it or fantasy where colours can be added in
- Comedy part feels abit awkward
- Image has to be brighten up – some are too dark and use the principles of lighting
- Hieracy of the sound
Suggested steps to be taken after draft 1:
- Find reference images of fantasy or horror – the use of colours and lighting
- Think of a genre – it will help me when adding in the sound
- Look for films with similar genre
- Edit the images – colours & light
- Then Insert sound
Research on the animals
Dog as the main character
- Dog are closely related to humans – in terms of attitude, social & behaviour
- Some dogs are socialable – able to pat them although you are a stranger
- “It’s better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.” – it’s better to be a big part of something small, than a small part of something big.
- “Dog eat dog.” – People will do anything to be successful.
- “Like a blind dog in a meat market.” – Out of control, frenzied, or aimless. Unable to take action in the face of many choices.
Fox as the second lead
- hunt or sleep alone
- Fox is most active after the sun
- It even hunts by stalking and pouncing (a sudden spring/swooping) on its prey.
- loyalty – they take care of their family
- Playful, friendly and curious
- Adaptable & Independent
- “clever as a fox” – extremely clever, and remarkably resourceful – from hunting strategies to camouflague
Rabbit as supporting character
- sound navigator – in the dark
- Sensitives and Seers
- movement – hopping in zip and zag
- quick witted
- Rabbits are quiet, but they let you know they’re around
- Rabbits can make friends with your other pets – friendly
Bear as supporting character
- Bears are highly evolved social animals with intelligence comparable to that of the great apes.
- Bears often share friendship, resources and security.
- Bears are not mean or malicious; they are very gentle and tolerant animals.
- Bears can be empathetic, fearful, joyful, playful, social and even altruistic.
- They’re all individuals and have unique personalities.
- Bears communicate using body language, sounds and smells.
- A bear’s hearing ability is excellent
- Bears see in colour and have good vision, similar to humans.
Input the research into the character’s personality
- Newbie in a new school
- Shy, introvert
- Awkward at first, but becomes more comfortable after knowing someone
- Why she become a dog? It is the closest related to humans
- Active after during the dark
- Playful, friendly and curious – curious about the new girl
- Sensitives and Seers
- Quiet, but they let you know they’re around
- Communicate using body language, sounds and smells.