“[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).

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Reference Recap Clips Wk7 2013

Hey all,

Clips from last week's 'Reference' class.

Oh, remember to send me your scripts/story ideas. I have quite a few coming through now to read, so give me a bit of time. In the meantime, keep referencing, thumbnailing shots, character designs etc. It's week 8, and after the break in week 11, your work-in-progress will be reviewed before the final in-class presentation in week 4.

If you're not doing a pre-existing script, and your idea is new, try to think of your plot/story as simply as this:
> What Genre? Does it need one?
> Character/s?
> Setting/Era?
> What's it about?

Traditional Narrative Arc: 
 - 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 : pmason83@gmail.com

Chuck Jones; referencing the style of the old "Hardy boys" style of novels, historical references etc. Note the smearing style of animation in the fast action movements of the cartoon, and the fantastic character posing employed by Jones.

Jackie Chan: Referencing the silent movie directors of old with his take on physical comedy and martial arts/Peking Opera style action scenes.

For some strange reason, I can't get a clip from the 'Project: A' Clock Tower scene due to some copyright/region thing. Anyway, you guys remember. Here's the reference for that scene.

Some more from last year: http://www.masonnotes.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/week-6-clips-recap.html

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