Emotional BreakdownsThis week we have to start thinking of ideas for our "Emotion Test" project. This project sounds really cool and quite challenging since we will for the first time attempt to convey emotions and acting while using all the body mechanics principles we have learned so far. We had a stern warning from the gang at animationmentor.com to KEEP IT SIMPLE, or in other words K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid!) So with learning to figure out and test our limitations with projects, how do we know if we've gone too far into the realm of projects that are over complicated and therefore will never get finished by the deadline? I have been struggling with story ideas for this project. One of my weak points is coming up with ideas for projects, it always takes me a lot of thinking time to brainstorm, then a bunch of reference and planning time before I'm even ready to start animating on the computer. For our emotion test I have come up with a bunch of different scenarios but the one I really want to try has the potential to be a disaster since it includes 2 different walks, a heavy pull and much acting. I don't want to get in over my head but am not sure how to KISS this one.
The emotions our character has to run through are:
4. Rejected or Disgusted
Our character has to go through all these emotions in this specific order and the story has to make sense and be entertaining. This one could get tricky.