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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Project 2 Proposal

Coming up with a viable project to present today was tough.  I really wanted to find a way to incorporate the strengths of multiple different artistic paths in order to create a strong desire for a team to work together beyond the simple parameters of the assignment. I wanted everyone involved to be able to proudly append this project to their portfolios. I’m really excited with what I’ve come up with.
My project will include elements of Photography, Film (live action), and Animation. The way in which these things will be combined, as a basic gist, is as follows: A live action actor would be filmed and rotoscoped via animation into fantastical stop-motion photographed backgrounds!
The story as it exists so far is very rough, and is as follows: A young lady, late for an appointment, takes what she believes to be a shortcut into a labyrinth of back alleys, with corridors and exits leading to peculiar places and whimsical circumstances. One, for example, might lead her to an exit that’s twenty stories off the ground. Another might lead her to a forest or leave her standing atop a lake’s surface. The only limits are the imagination and the prowess of photographers as digital editors!
Bear in mind that nothing is conceptually carved in stone at this point. I can’t wait to see what kinds of twists and turns everyone else might bring to the table if this idea proves exciting to others!

Here's an idea for the chain of command for the project:

Also, I have this nifty little production schedule for you to consider!

See you all on Thursday!


  1. by looking at your past project, i can see how this would develop into something great. i think the ideas are strong and you also seem to have it all figured out.

  2. Here are my comments for today's assignment:
    Jamie P.

    Matt W.

    William R.

    Cody A.

    Alan S.

  3. I really like how you're incorporating seemingly all the majors into this project. Also, the story line is very creative and has numerous possibilities. I'm interested in set/ prop design and I think this would be a great project to work on.

  4. This sounds like a fun project to work on! Its great that you were able to involve all of the majors in some way. I think that your ideas are really flushed out and do a great job of explaining the project.

  5. Aw man I love rotoscoped animations. I would love to get some hands on action. It's a very rough story and I don't really mind whatever it becomes. I just think it would be sweet to take what the people that have filmed and translate it into animation.

  6. I like the idea of your project and the direction you want it to go in. It could be really fun with all of the crazy twists and turns with any manner of shenanigans happening around every corner. You could include a lot of sight gag humor or even make it more serious. How does the story play out though? Does she make it out? What's on the other side of the labyrinth? Is there some plot twist? Does she make it in time for her appointment? Other than those aspects of the story, your idea is well organized and thought out.

  7. I think this is a really cool idea to have different worlds within worlds. I really like how you laid out the basic idea but left it open for development.