Wednesday, 14 January 2009


It finally uploaded so here it is

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

So it's been a while.

And i have stuff that i should have been putting up over the past few weeks but haven't.

So here goes

So from adams comments of "The guy needs to be fatter, like really obese!" I've redone my main character. I've also sorted him when he is thin aswell. Hope you all approve.
I have also done the designs for my main tree before and after eating all the snackage.

I have done a basic aesthetic mock up for my opening shot, the camera pans to the right. It will be all nicely layered and all that jazz but this is the basic still.

I'll upload my animatic when i can finally get it onto youtube cause it is taking aaaages and im bored.

Friday, 21 November 2008

As requested...

..the preimse behind the film is almost a metaphor of western world and 3rd world (i know it sounds really contrived but bear with me)

George is basically the western world, his love of all that he has and his comfort that these things bring him is escencially what is holding him back from really enjoying his life.

The trees are the 3rd world. They are not strong enough to support much and any extra weight put on the causes them to break.

When george decides that he does not need all the excess which he has and gives it away it makes him a happier person but it also makes the tree stronger and healthier and more able to sustain abundant life.

I know it sounds really tacky but theres not much i can do about it.

Another point of view is that george is just a fatman with too much chocolate, and the ground on which the forest sits simply does not hold enough nutrients to keep the trees strong and healthy.

still sounds like a metaphor to me though

Friday, 14 November 2008

This is my initial character design for george, pretty low quality image but you get the idea.

So now i've got this and yet im still thoroughly confused

So ive joined the forum, i've started this blog and my storyboards are going along nicely. I've got to admit, having a blog is really rather strange, i kinda feel like i should be making comments like "my parents just dont understand me" and "Why dont girls like me??" but sadly im not a pre pubescent emo teenager but more a 21 year old trying to pass an animation degree so i cant really pull that off.
So the concept for my film is:

George is an overweight forestry worker. He loves nature and wants nothing more than to climb up the trees and have a closer look at the birds nests, squirrels and all of that malarky. Unfortunately, because of George's weight and how frail the trees are the branches cant hold his weight and every time he tries to climb up them he ends up on his arse at the base of a tree. Now obviously this is making George quite upset so he decides its time to change. He puts all his junk food and snacks into a large sack, drives out at night and buries the sack at the roots of a tree. We come back six months later (after a nice little time lapse shot) and George has lost loads of weight and is now a healthy size. The tree however has managed to get it's roots into the sack of junk food and has become massive and fat (enter some awesome drawings of a fat tree) and now George can go and sit and have his lunch up in the tree with the birds and squirrels and whatnot.

I could right a whole load of stuff about the thoughts behind it and the metaphorical meaning of it, but i think ill save that for another day.