“[A good artist is] one with imagination and the ability to tell a good story. How well a man draws cuts no ice with me, if what he’s trying to express comes out vague and choppy.” ‐ Jack Kirby
(Sherman cited in Morrow (ED.) 2004, (vol.1) p. 181).

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Week 6 Exercise: These isn't one, but...

To allow you to play catch up, and because there weren't enough machines in the lab to go around, I want you all to get to the same point in regards to your inclass exercises thus far (i.e.: FINISHED), but also in regards to your progress on your final assessment.

That is: have your story at least "beat"ed out in points (1. this happens, 2. then this happens etc.) in a loose 3 act structure. Thouse that are working from pre-existing scripts, make sure they are 2-3 minutes. And in this case, start thumbnailing ;D

Use references for thumbnails/roughs for concept designs etc.

If you don't have a story yet, start brain storming NOW! You all should have an idea, like I hit you up for about a week or 2 ago, use vertical or lateral thinking to start jogging your brain into nutting out your character/s and their short 2-3 minute journey.

Like what you ultimately pick, as it is a bit of work to do, you want to enjoy designing, drawing, creating and telling the story, yes? Yes. Good. :D

So think:

> What Genre? Does it need one?
> Character/s?
> Setting/Era?
> What's it about?
 - Normality
 - Inciting incident
 - complication/s and escalation
 - low point, which leads to
 - Climax
 - Resolve: return to status quo or 'new world order'.
> What's the Style? How do you want it to look? 

(And start finding references, and arranging them into a files structure/matrix for YOUR benefit and assessment :D )

Have fun, and email me if you need assistance/sounding board :D

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