Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Character Briefing



This is a highly anticipated project for many people, as well as a highly important one. This is the first time we have had two projects overlapping at the same time so i believe a strong sense of time management is in order. As we all know for this project we have been set the challenge of creating a character bible for a retro 80's Saturday morning cartoon. Within this bible we shall need to create a basic synopsis for the cartoon, turn around sketches for three characters; the villain, the hero, and the side kick. As well as this we shall need to include any extra sketches needed to create 3 great characters, this can include facial expressions, colour selection, shapes used to create different emotions within the characters etc...

As mentioned before we have to each create a different Saturday morning cartoon show. To make sure our cartoons are truly individual we have been given two different themes which we will combine together to create a retro 'mash up' genre. A key example would be 'Animals' and 'Ninjas' resulting in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'.

The two words given to me are 'Secret Agent' and 'Dinosaurs', possibly the most random combination given to the class. Some ideas are already running through my mind whcih i shall develop on in due time. Aswell as being presented with the brief we also took part in a character sketching workshop. We simply had to draw what ever came to mind out of two words given to use. The combinations given to me during the workshop were 'Polite Elvis', 'Bald Super Model', and 'Mutant Nazi'.

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