Saturday, January 26, 2013

From Script to Screen - Changes to be implimented

After feedback from the OGR it was evident that the characteristics didn't fit the names of my characters, the names were very generic, it was suggested that I rethink they're names and certain parts of the plot.

Originally I had three characters; Zack, Lisa and Damien...Zack being the main character, Lisa being the love interest and Damien being man Lisa seems to be interested in.

Damien who later turns out to be gay in the short, so he had to have the most manliest name for comical effect when the audience finds out he's gay, his names now inspired by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is now called Dominik Fischer-Dieskau 

Zack's Love interest (Lisa), had no personality, and some more work really should be done about her biography, as she's very generic...She's going to be a Jessica Rabbit type character, and the alpha female type, I decided on naming her Martha Mödl after the famous opera singer

Zack on the other hand seemed very young compared to what the ordinary Brain surgeon would be like, so I changed his name to James Adamson , MD; a man 47 of age, he's inspired by Peter Jacobson's role on the TV series "House", he's still very awkward and, it still stands that James has known Lisa from a very early age.

Change in Story:

In the beginning instead of James, starting off in his room, then transitioning to him handing in his show ticket, before sitting down to watch Martha sing, It starts with him doing an operation, whilst listening to music, the camera'll go to the CD case..he happens to be listening to Maitha, then it's smoothly transitions to the show.

There's also a part showing James stalking, Dominik and instead of his being lead to a random alley, he'll be taken to the operation room, James was working in, in the beginning. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From Script to Screen - Final Idea

Before I started writing and looking into what would be my final Idea, number 3 (Zombie outbreak) was what I was looking to reproduce, but as I started writing, Number 1; The tragic love story of the Brain Surgeon became my favorite, and it's the Idea I'll be going forward with hopefully

1 Brain Surgeon falls for and opera singer, he brings he a blender as a gift
Awkward brain surgeon; name’s harry. He’s been obsessing over a girl since the since 9th grade. She grew up to become a famous opera singer while he’s become a socially inert brain surgeon. One day he decides to go and visit her and confess his love to her. He’s over-thinking everything this very day and he’s a nervous wreck, for some reason he seems to believe that a blender is a good idea for a present (well, she a woman, and his mum liked blenders…). He confidently wraps up the blender and walks backstage after a show to present her with a gift, as soon he sees her he becomes a vegetable (not literally), he doesn’t move a limb and doesn’t utter a word, she approaches him and he lifts the gift, he stares at her and she sets the gift down, as she unboxes it, he looks down at her table and sees a picture which appears to be ripped out, it’s an image with him and her on graduation day at their local college, he sees this and thinks “she’s been obsessing over me too!” he moves closer to her and she has a smile on her face, in his years he never thought this would work, he’s the happiest man on earth….but she’s not smiling at him, behind him is the missing part in the picture, it’s an old friend; thing is…they used to date years ago and he’s back to get her back (they had a bad break up), but with the look on her face, she’s happy to see him, Harry turns around as she passes him and she walks out holding hand with the girl, a tear drops form his eyes, he’s a broken man. He unpacks the blender/food mixer, detaches it, inserts the battery and walks out alone, with blender in hand.

 2 A Brain Surgeon who gains traits after drink a brain from a subject
80 year old retired brain surgeon – Miles, he’s been collecting peoples brains to gain abilities, for years now he’s been intrigued by musicians and is drawn to a concert hall (He lives in New York), there’s a jazz band playing and he goes to the show, he stays till the end until the whole show is over, the lights dies out and all that seems to remain is the jazz/soul musician, the brain surgeon emerges from the dark and he reveals his blender as he approaches the musician. Freaked out by this the Music starts walking backwards, and so the chase sequence begins, now the brain surgeon has the blender in hand and is chases after the musician around the concert hall, the chase sequence would be heavily inspired by tom and jerry; obstacles would be in the way of the surgeon and the end result would have the musician successfully escape and the surgeon in the hands of big Russian cleaners

3 Zombie surviving Brain surgeon
People are being made to evacuate their homes into safe houses, Zack – a student training to be a brain surgeon, just came back from work, and well aware of the situation he hastily packs all the essentials he needs and heads out the door to leave the takes a last look at the kitchen and sees a blender…he’s going to use this as a weapon. He heads down the stairs and runs down the street to a concert hall (he lives in New York) which he was informed was a safe house, zombies are loitering around the streets and he makes his way through all of them. He’s outside the concert hall, looks at it for a second, windows are smashed and it no longer looks safe, at this point zombies are closing in on him. He has to make a quick decision to save his life, he’s about to flee the scene when he see a young girl trapped…zombies are closing in on her and she has no way out, he has a plan. Zack inserts battery into this food mixer/ blender hybrid, zombies hear this noise and begin closing in on him, they can’t see him, but they can smell him; fortunately enough for him they’re drawn to the sound, he scales the building and lowers down a rope to the girl, he shouts out to her and she looks up, grabs on to the rope as Zack pulls her up, they escape to run down building, fortify the place, Zack and the young girl are sharing a can of beans, the beginning of their adventure is the end of our insight into this world.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

From Script to Screen - More ideas

I wasn't to sure what worked and what didn't so I started rethinking things, these are just a few more ideas I had. I like the Zombie Outbreak idea, I think I'll take this forward and work more on it so I could have a creative writing piece before I begin work on a script.

30 Second "Like For Like"

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Animation Life Drawing

From Script to Screen - Initial Ideas

The From Script to Screen Project is about turning an idea into an animation, so there are three keywords to work with this time (An Environment, A Character, and a Prop; and I got a Concert hall, Brain Surgeon, and Food Blender 

As soon as we got the keywords for our brief, I started getting some ideas down and these are 6 potential concepts that made sense to me after i read it back, I need to decide on an idea an build on it first, so these are just ideas for stories, there aren't necessarily plots, but simply scenarios I could work  with.

Life Drawing (08/01/2013)