Monday, 15 February 2010

Basic Story Scenario's....Helium Balloon, Lifeboat, Pole Vaulter

After properly researching the objects I was given, things really started to pan out in terms of storymaking,  in particular to my usual stayle of creating somthing quite epic, and dark in emotion, I really wanted to play around with a seperate style. Instantly I felt there was a strong connection between both the Helium Balloon, and the Lifeboat, (as they are both opposing elements 'Air and Water') and I began to feel compelled to characterize the both, in particular the boat, making it the central point of my story, so I began to think of possible situations between both the balloon and the boat, and how I could relate the two somehow

Then in my first few thoughts, I couldn't help but think of the love element, and how these two objects, both so distant from eachother, and oppoosites, could never be together, unless one of them sacrificed themselves, or both for a split second where the meet....

Which was where the 'Pole-Vaulter' intially came into play, by somehow popping the lifeboat, and then with the air inside it releasing, spiralling the boat into the air, hurlting towards the balloon (Which with the bouyancy involved, begins to decend slowly) together bursting on impact....thought this leaves the aspect of the pole vaulter unexplained, it gives a basic outline of the relationship between the Helium Balloon, and Lifeboat...

So I began to apply appopiate logic to the story.....with a basic outline, though with the end result I wanted to play around with the chronological order...

Balloon and Boat made in same rubber factory, where the meet for short period of time, then seperated into their desired objects...from there on the object are taking to there area's, which happen to be in greece olympics, set on an island edge, the boat acting as a lifeuard vehicle, for prepations of the olympics, then at the start of celebration of event fireworks and balloons are set of, where he see's the balloon from the factory...floating away amound others...suddenly a storm errupts through the first few events, as the balloon fly's futher away....which happens to be the pole-vaulter event, everyone goes inside, leaving the equipment, thunder begins to roll, the boat alone and tied up loosly is set free, and washed into the shore, onto a lone pole-vaulter rod, which acts as a conducter, struck by lightening, punctures and shocks the lifeboat.....

From then on this piece connects to the Balloon/Boat Scenario.....although my intial thought there after the scenario was to somehow put an 'Alpha/Omega' situation where they both are picked up after impact, and recycled again, somehow this took away from the emotion of the sotry itself, with it's bittersweet ending, I felt it really began to turn into somthing quite delicate...

In fact, on futher thought, the whole idea with the pole valuting aspect, though logical and fulilling storywise, it was too long a sequence to animate, at the same time it did however, somhow spoil the relationship between the two objects, in particular placing humans into equation could also take away from the feelings felt toward them....and I indeed felty with a little more work on the realtionship between the two, and how they finally come together, I could capture the audiences emotion, so I took the Greek Island Olympics out of the equation, and began to think of some other way of replacing that scenario....

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