This animation is a two-minute extract from the song Jenifa Taught Me by De La Soul. We are creating it as a Music Video for the song.
B: Animation Type
During the Music Video, there will be multiple types of animation which will blend together to give a unique style. There will be 3D animation using AutoDesk Maya. 2D animation using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Animate. There will be some claymation and paper cut-outs stop-motion.
Due to the nature of the Music Video there will be some comedic elements. Most scenes will be depicting real life events that are relatable to the Target Audience.
D: Narrative/Character Development
As we are animating a music video there aren’t characters as such, apart from the music artists. Therefore, the story will follow the events as outlined in the lyrics of the song, with different characters in the scenes, or no characters at all.
E: Risk Assessment
F: Shooting Schedule
|09/10/17 to 17/10/17||Character Design||Design a character sheet in Illustrator including emotions and activities||Joe Bailey||If Illustrator doesn’t work then I will draw my character designs|
|09/10/17 to 02/11/17||Treatment||Write about target audience, legal and ethical issues, synopsis, medium||Joe Bailey|
|09/10/17 to 02/11/17||Production Schedule||Create a timetable for the animation production||Joe Bailey|
|15/10/17 to 29/10/17||Script||Write a script for the animation including notes for different scenes||Joe Bailey||If a script can’t be completed, then we will use the lyrics from the song|
|15/10/17 to 02/11/17||Storyboard||Draw 24 frames of a storyboard for a scene within the animation||Joe Bailey|
|02/11/17 to 09/11/17||Paper Cut Outs||Create our characters in paper form and animate around 30 seconds of footage||All||I have chosen to do the stop motion animation first as they take the longest time, therefore we can take as long as we need to do this complex form of animation, and if some of the computer generated animation can’t be finished within the confines of the school timetable, we shall take home some work and complete the animation over the christmas break.|
|09/11/17 to 16/11/17||Claymation||Animate scenes from the song, using our script, in clay. A penny falling down a manhole cover, dollar flying on the wind||All|
|16/11/17 to 23/11/17||Animate||Draw and animate 30 seconds of footage using our script. Record and Cassette kissing. Daisies fluttering in the wind. Drawing of a vase||All|
|23/11/17 to 30/11/17||Photoshop||Animate 30 seconds of footage using photoshop and our script. Flexing muscles, a piano being played a teddy bear singing||All|
|30/11/17 to 06/11/17||Premiere||Army man walking into boat. Match burning. A hospital and school building||All|
|01/12/17 to 07/12/17||Maya||Record spinning on a turntable being scratched by a hand with yeahs looking like comic strip sounds||All|
|07/12/17 to 10/12/17||Composit in After Effects||Combine all our footage in After Effects and do some final touches||Joe Bailey||If our different forms of animation do not blend seamlessly with eachother then we shall use after effects to create sequences inbetween the scenes to make the video flow, we shall therefore cut out sections of our footage to allow for these after effects compositions|
|10/12/17 to 15/12/17||Output Premiere||Output into Premiere to perform further final touches and to make sure all the clips go together||Joe Bailey|
|15/12/17 to 04/01/18||Rough Cut||Create a rough cut and get feedback on it||Joe Bailey||If feedback is generally negative and we don’t have enough time to make all the changes possible we will try our best to change the footage, making sure we render different versions of the video in order to still have one to upload to Youtube|
|04/01/18 to 11/01/2018||Final Edit||Act upon feedback and make the video perfect, ready for viewers||Joe Bailey|