Wednesday, May 19, 2010
How To Move An Elephant
And idea for a short cartoon. I'm planning to apply for a highly untested fourth year at Cap, where you come in with a (very) short film storyboard, and basically use all the classes and resources of the program to make it in. Trick is finding a short cartoon idea short enough and simple enough that one can do impressive animation within the deadline for a demo reel, yet still stands as a finished "story" so it stands out and also has festival potential.
Inspired from an old picture book from my childhood, I thought of the idea of a roman soldier just trying to get an elephant up a hill. I picture just a very simple looney-toon's esque gag sequence. Which would be good, but after seeing some of the amazing and highly inventive shorts coming from Calart students, I feel it might be a bit too familiar.
AHHHHH, to attend Calarts. Perhaps someday I MIGHT be confident enough to take out a major loan and possible find a way to transfer in ONE YEAR of it.... sigh...