Working Title – The Werewolf’s Wife
Genre – It will be an animation that falls into the fantasy and romance genre with mild tragedy
Duration – Approximately 2 to 3 minutes depending on what my storyboards make it seems
Target Audience – The target audience for this short will probably be fantasy fans who’d enjoy more down to earth and simple media as I do, which would put the main demographic at 16-25 year old women, social economics don’t matter.
Outline – Based on the topic we were given of Modern: Time, Changes
A werewolf and a selkie are married and live in a quite English beach/countryside village hiding their supernatural nature however with their synced transformation date due they begin feeling a strain on their relationship as they change.
As the transformation day gets closer the wives begin to grow detached from each other, becoming more wistful for their supernatural desires, such as the selkie wishing to go back to the ocean and the werewolf wanting to run and hunt freely they begin to grow distant and near hostile. Once the evening arrives they fully transform and turn from each other and embrace their natures however begin to find themselves feeling like they’re missing something, and as a result not enjoying the believed freedom they’d get from being transformed.
The morning arrives and the werewolf wakes to their messy living room and begins cleaning, noticing they left their wife’s painting room alone and noticing a an almost complete painting she’d done, the werewolf rushes down to the beach to meet they’re wife as she steps out of the sea transformed back into a human and they head home together content and with a deeper understanding of what made them happy in the first place.
Character Breakdown – Your main characters:
Race (technically): Selkie
Backstory: A selkie woman who fell in love with a sailor woman around 19 and through a clumsy but sweet series of events ended up proposing to her at around 24. Enjoys painting and sitting out in the sun with her wife but sometimes finds her mind and eyes straying to the sea on the horizon.
Race (technically): Werewolf
Backstory: A werewolf sailor-woman who met a selkie when she was an older teen going into young adulthood and feel in love a few months later after Eva’s clumsy attempts at land peoples wooing ended up working. Enjoys fishing, spending time with her dog pack and spending an evening with her wife by the fire.
Visual Elements / Mise en Scene- Physical props, actors and costumes will be redundant because this is a silent animated short. Lighting and camera movement will be decided once the storyboards are started.
Audio – I’ll have to use a soundtrack to convey the emotion of each scene, the music choices will probably be very sombre and simple sounding. I have to create the storyboards/script to know what sound effects I’d use
Constraints and Contingency – Some of the Problems I might have include falling behind on the schedule I have in place or any of the files becoming corrupt setting me back in the schedule. To combat these problems I’ve pushed the pre-production parts to be done in a short amount of time so that I have a lot more time to do the actual animation and compensate for any obstacles that might slow down the process.
EDEXCEL LEVEL 3 BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA INTERACTIVE MEDIA
This section to be completed by the Learner
Learner Name: Helen Goodson
BTEC Registration Number:
Centre Number: 14413
Specialist Area: Interactive Media & Digital Design/Games Design
For your Project Proposal you must provide an outline brief of your Final Major Project. This brief will normally be of your own choosing. Where your tutor sets the brief, or where you are working on a group brief (with other Learners), please make sure that you cover how you will respond individually to the brief and/or your individual responsibilities/contribution to the work of the group.
Your Project Proposal must be produced as a focused outline brief:
What it will be
i. I will work towards producing a 2– 3 minute animation in flash, using photoshop for pre production and after effects for post production. The story’s basic premise is a married couple with one being a selkie and the other being a werewolf and them having to struggle with their transformation day being on the same day and how their relationship strains underneath the stress of the transformation.
Research for Short Film
· Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea and Secret of Kells:, Art influences, Background Influences, Story Influences
· Wolf Children by Mamoru Hosoda: Story Influence, Background Inspiration
· Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers by Tomm Moore
· The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams
· The Art of Song of the Sea
· Pixar Storytelling by Deam Movshovitz
· Morphology of the Folktale by V. Propp
· Animated Storytelling by Liz Blazer
(Guide: 50/100 words)
Intended techniques, media, processes
Timescales (an action plan is essential)
i. The technics I want to go for is to use frame-by-frame animation for the characters and most movement with minor flash puppet animation for background sections. The media I’ll use will be mostly the computer based Adobe Suite. The process time will be mostly pre-production stuff to get it perfect as well as askng for constant criticism of the story and art of the short
i. I’ll be questioning my tutors, peers, friends and amily to Proposed method of evaluation (how you will review your FMP in critical and analytical ways – self and peer review, tutorials, critiques, etc)