So at the end of last week, I was in quite the Happy state. I’ve finally finished the 10 Week project that had been the bane of my existence for quite some time, Easters just around the corner, and I was celebrating my 21st Birthday with friends and lots and lots of alcohol… But it wouldn’t be a complete term in Animation at Nottingham Trent University if there wasn’t a mini project after a really big one, just to trick you into thinking you were actually done… fool…
Anyway I’m rambling. So our contextual assignment of the year is called Toon vs Actor, where we must discuss mixing the real with the unreal or vise versa. It’s a very open project with many different approaches we can take, as long as we can discuss about various Film Languages and Cinematography techniques in our approaches.
There are 2 optional approaches that I may take with this assignment. 1 is a proposal for a Live action meets animation movie like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, or Space Jam, where I discuss how I would go about creating the film in terms of camera techniques and shots, as well as talking about the narrative. Option 2 is something similar to last terms assignment with having two characters in a discussion, presenting evidence to back up there points. I was thinking of having an Actor and a Toon discussing/arguing about each others forms of media.
YouTube. 2017. Who Framed Roger Rabbit – Trailer (HD) (1988) – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpDaNqSXxp0. [Accessed 21 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Space Jam (1996) Official Trailer – Michael Jordan, Bill Murray Movie HD – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKNy-MWjkcU. [Accessed 21 March 2017].
YouTube. 2017. Looney Tunes Back IN Action Trailer – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ0nFSDObX0. [Accessed 21 March 2017].
Here we have a few references I’ve dug up from memory in regards to my first option. These are okay references in terms of mixing Live Action and Reality, and they give me a good indication of some of the techniques that each films use, like the video below.
YouTube. 2017. The Making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty4xkdBbnOk. [Accessed 21 March 2017].
As for the 2nd option I was thinking the two characters are in the unreal world, maybe the Actor gets stuck somehow, and meets up with the toon, which’ll lead to the discussion.
Pinterest. 2017. 1000+ images about Adventure time on Pinterest | Its always, Dolphins and The pillow. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/nosleeparcade/adventure-time/. [Accessed 21 March 2017].
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Wiki. 2017. Mewni | Star vs. the Forces of Evil Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia. [ONLINE] Available at: http://starvstheforcesofevil.wikia.com/wiki/Mewni. [Accessed 21 March 2017].
The Entertainment Nut. 2017. Episode Review: Gravity Falls (Season 2, Episode 19) – Weirdmageddon, Part 2 | The Entertainment Nut. [ONLINE] Available at: https://theentertainmentnut.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/episode-review-gravity-falls-season-2-episode-19-weirdmageddon-part-2/. [Accessed 21 March 2017].
In the discussion between the Actor and the Toon, they will journey through the world that the Toon lives in. This’ll be one of the discussion points that the Actor will make, saying the world that the Toon lives in is crazy and dangerous, or something like this. Something similar to the world of Adventure Time, or The Kingdom of Mewni from Star vs The Forces of Evil or even Mabel Land from Gravity Falls, places which are full of weird and wonderful things that wouldn’t happen in the real world.