Sweet! It's one of my favorite times of year again... ANIMATION TIME! I've always liked these animation projects, and this one is probably one of the best. It's got the usual animation types, STYKZ, photoshop, stop-motion, stop-motion on a whiteboard, that kind of thing. But as the animation styles change, so does the animation itself! It changes and morphs and goes through (as the title suggests) metamorphosis, but not just from a caterpillar to a moth, more creative that that... but you can probably see that from the video. Anyway, the goal was to have a fresh, creative idea for an animation with different styles where something changes. Like how in those stories, how the lonely girl that's trapped becomes a princess or whatever, but more creativer. (creativer? that's not a word) Like, for example, a frog could become a fly and see what it's like to be hunted, and then becomes a vegetarian...? (that wasn't a good example) But there has to be a purpose or moral to it. And the purpose can't be something dumb like "To entertain the viewer!" That's not CREATIVE or ORIGINAL! That's the point of like... all animations. Ever. So a purpose might be something like, "To achive your goals, you need a little help from others." That's an example of a creative and moral statement. It must be the creativivestestest. (Still not a word)
So, our animation turned out to have the focus statement "Egg Seeks Adventure". The plot is that there's an egg that isn't sure what it wants to be. This scene would have a photoshopped egg named Eggbert, (not my idea) hanging out in a nest, thinking about what it wants to be. Then, it starts to rain, and the egg becomes slippery, (still in photoshop) and falls out of the nest. landing beside a river, the eggshell breaks in half, (stykz animation now) and becomes a boat. The boat drifts along in stop motion, and reaches the ocean. Eventually, it sails to an island, and the egg-boat really wants to explore it. Looking for a way to get onto the island, it accidentally runs into a rock. Pieces of the boat fly off and melds together and changes into a bird. The bird flies off into the sunset in photoshop animation to explore and settle down. Super deep right? The moral of the story is to find yourself and seek adventure.
|Extremely scientific and statistical graph for grading purposes.|
So, the results were't quite what I was expecting. As there was no dialogue in the entire video, many people found the plot confusing, so we didn't get very high grades in that area, shown by the very scientific diagram right over there <--. I do think we deserved the grades for characters, props, and backgrounds as well as creativity, originality, and execution. Overall, I mostly agree with the grades, but do regret that we didn't incorporate dialogue or speech into the film. Despite this, I am glad that at least 3 people voted ours the best animation in the class according the the VERY scientific graph also to the left.
|Possibly even MORE scientific than the other graph,|
however, this is not scientifically proven.