Friday, February 29, 2008

Initial Ideas

Upon deciding to do an animated film I narrowed my initial ideas to those below:

1. A young boy finds a wounded Cicada and takes it upon himself to care for it and help find it a mate.

2. A female leopard unsuspectingly finds a baby clinging to the baboon she has just killed. Instead of killing the baby she begins to care for it as if it were her own.

The first concept comes from my interest and fascination with Cicadas as a child. A potential problem for this idea is whether or not the boy would make the connection to find a mate for the Cicada, or even if he did know, whether he'd want to find one for it.

The story of the leopard comes from a National Geographic documentary called "Eye of the Leopard". It's a really sweet story illustrating the intricacies of the natural world, and it can be easily related to human nature.

While I like both ideas I'm going to be developing the Cicada concept as it is something I know a little better and I think it can be developed into something pretty unique. However it's still in a very developmental stage and will need more research and realisation.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Film & TV Honours 2008 - The Beginning

It is here that I will be documenting the short film that will come into fruition over the year. Provided I stay on track and continue to update this blog it should serve as a comprehensive document of the process. It's shaping up to be an exciting year!