As you all know we have to create a three act story idea and animated for this unit, i got given the words bilious (to be sick) and spinning top, this is a blessing seeing as the words go together perfectly, but I'm still struggling to think of a decent story idea that's simple but effective.
What i have so far is the idea that, its the spinning tops first spin out the box so he doesn't take it so well and starts to feel sick and heave. What I'm struggling on now though, is how to show this as a story. I do really like the idea of the spinning top being the character, rather than an object that a character uses. Some quite inspirational animation shorts are 'steam boat willie of computer generated animation' Luxo jr, and Tin Toy.
What really inspires me from this animation is how human/character like the emotion can be in a desk lamp. Just the slightest of movement can mean a different emotion within its 'head'. This is what i am looking to do in my character the spinning top.
From Tin Toy, an alison i got the idea of the toy being straight out of the box which would then mean that it would be its first spin, and not knowing how he will take it, which he will soon find out to be throwing up.
As good as this idea is (for a first one anyway), i still think there is something i am missing, some sort of other stroy exlanation.