FOLIO 2 PLAN
I intend to continue surrounding my project around ‘Anne’s Wombat’s and Weaving’. This story is about a middle aged woman exploring the practice of weaving, in a spinners and weavers club with other women and wombats. I want to develop this concept into a more cohesive story, potentially following scenes and creating a character arc for the titular character. I think it's important to express a story which celebrates the warmth in an old craft and in older people, and I have found myself developing more interest in the composition of scenes and stories visually.
In terms of technical context, a focus on character animation would place this work amongst practitioners like Barry Puvres and Hiroyuki Oikura. Although, in terms of concept it also sits amongst live-action films like 9 to 5 (1980) and First Wives Club (1996) due to the nature of the cast. Although it may be out of the scope of this project, it would be interesting to explore this as a screwball comedy, and I feel like there’s an intersection here with some of the elements of Pom Poko (1994).
I’d like to start by working on generating scenes ideas and storyboards, then experimenting with different iterations of the scenes composition and colour trials. I enjoyed working with 3D models and experimenting with the stylisation of these models, so I’d like to attempt that further in my work. I’d also like to formulate some level of story and potentially a character arc, so there may be a level of writing involved in the process.
I will be continuing to use Blender and OpenToonz in my production. I’d also like to potentially branch out into using programs like AfterEffects.
This project will take an animated form, potentially a series of vignettes that may hint to a larger story.