Thursday, 15 November 2012

Environment Re-Design

The feedback after our pitch presentation was to explore a simpler environment. The characters in our story are highly stylized and are metaphors for Religion and Science so it didn't make sense to place them in a real world setting. As a result the script will be altered to allow for the change in story and we're looking at creating a white space environment. In our first plan the set was only to be revealed after the characters had interacted with it to so their creation of the world/history so the suggestion at the pitch was to return to a similar style. The following images are of some influences I found to inspire the redesign. Mostly one colour or a cut out flat style.


Here are my concepts...
The White Forest.
How the forest is when it's undisturbed. A blank canvas.

Carl's Painting Forest.
These are digitally painted but would be hand painting for the final animation.

Simon's Sketch book Forest.
Again the shading of the trees will be hand sketched. This style
includes a sample of da Vinci's handwriting across everything...
...As this close-up shows.

To give an idea of how these settings might interact I've made a short animatic to show the changing. There are two styles in the same video to see which would work better. The first 10 second shows the idea of the trail... only the specific area they've touched changes. The next 10 second shows the whole forest transform after them.

I also looked at a coloured forest... completely green, to give another style for the studio to choose.

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