I will start my senior film updates on this blog until I make a separate one dedicated strictly to the film. It will be a traditionally animated short, hand drawn, and colored and composited in the computer. I am drawing heavily on Disney and other great animation as my inspiration, and hope that this film will showcase my abilities as a character animator.
The film is about a little girl called Dot and her pet flying squirrel Berry, who encounter a fox in the forest where they play which then carries Berry off. Dot will have to save her. I have a solid design for Dot as of now, and am working on the storyboards that I will have to revise over the weekend to make the story flow better.
Berry's design and colors have not been finalized yet. I also have to design the characters of the evil fox, and Dot's grandmother who will feature in the film. The setting is mostly forest and the fox's cave, with a few scenes near Grandmother's cottage. The backgrounds will be painted in Photoshop.
I am looking to animate around two to three minutes of animation and maybe add extra scenes at the end of the year is time allows. I am shooting to have the animation flat colored, and maybe add shadows at the very end again if I have the time.