While I am still working on getting puppet hair to properly work, I have decided to go through the interwebs and see if I can find some animation contests/festivals to aim for. I found one I want to do, but I am so scared. I may not be ready for it. The winners will be presented at the LA Film Festival next year. It is a video challenge to make a movie...any kind - stop mo, live action, whatever....inspired and using Danny Elfman music for the soundtrack. He has donated some of his music from Rabbit and Rogue. Danny Elfman. I could be making an animation to DANNY ELFMAN!! It will require a good, finished polished video. I will have to write a full story, break it down, create charaters, build the puppets and sets, time it all, and make it look well finished. It is more than I have ever done before. The thought of it both petrifies me and and excites me at the same time. If I could pull it off.....wow. I have always said I want to make stop mo for a living. It won't happen by being reticent. I have 202 days to get it done. That should be enough time, right? I can spend half the day looking for jobs, half the day working on that. What if I can't? I have failed, and failed miserably. Look at the Eddie Izzard video. :P That was aweful. I don't think I can to worse than that. I think even Mr. Izzard said WTF to that one.
I think I would need to create simple characters. Simple as in not very sophisticated to build. People are great, and I still want to improve on that skill, but I think something less complicated may be better for this one. And I have to write a full story.
So...goal.....decide on the one I want to use, and write a short sketch of a story by Friday.
Then I will take the one I want to use and break it down.....make the different segments of music for the different parts of the story. Maybe I will split it up, like I did with the Douglas Adams audio, to make it easier to animate. Hmmmm