Artistic Influences – Jean Giraud
One of my favourite production design styles was employed on the Disney feature 101 Dalmatians. I really admire the sketchy line work that they used and the blocks of colour overlapping the outlines of objects. For me it contributed hugely to the sense of energy in the film and I hope that my backgrounds can be as effective in communicating, in this instance, a sense of otherworldliness to high energy to calm.
Background Reference Board
Visual Reference – Tone
Visual Reference – Character
McVerry Trust Visual Development
McVerry Trust Visual Reference
I’ve looked at a number of videos for inspiration in creating the short animation for the McVerry Trust with a focus on paper cut-out style animation.
Firstly I watched the short film The Thomas Beale Cipher. Which I found to be a great example of the use of texture, strong shapes and silhouettes in a cut out style. The characters are rotoscoped though which I wouldn’t be interested in exploring at this stage.
These have included the opening sequence to the motion picture version of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
For the action of turning the album pages, the end credit scene from the movie Up.
The opening sequence to the French film Le Petit Nicolas sparked the idea of creating cut out animation using a book/photo album as the stage.