1. On the shore
4.In kitchen at table
7.Path on walk
8.Broken trees and bridges
10.Newly uncovered stone road under bridge that Emma falls onto from stone wall
12.Cottage by sea at Inch Island
13.Inside cottage by fire
Sorcha, Stewart, Emma and Claire: The Case of the Hidden Treasure
Our first practice movie was made as a class bonding exercise. We made an entire film from start to finish in one 8 hour day. The process included idea generation, script writing, choosing a location and props, setting up our set, acting, filming, including a green screen of John Claude Van Dam, editing, then uploading to share! Kevin, Sabina, Noortje and I had good fun making this!
After presenting my ideas for my final project, two of which were both children’s mystery solving adventures, Mark, my lecturer, mentioned how my ideas reminded him of The Famous Five film series about 4 English children who solve mysteries by the sea when they are on summer holiday. Continue reading
A scene from “Puffin Rock,” a Netflix series for young viewers. Credit Cartoon Saloon & Dog Ears/Penguin Group
One step in making both my Industry Project, Leo, and my Final Project, The Case of the Hidden Treasure, was researching animation and film styles that I liked. Continue reading
Today I spent time putting some of the assets for my film Leo into Adobe After Effects in order to learn more about this program and figure out how it works for animation. After Effects is new to me so this has been a bit of a learning curve, but it is exciting to see things as they start to come together.
Photo by Ratiu Bia
I already mapped out the plot and am now on the script writing stage of my final project. It is getting a bit longer than expected as I write it. I am including scene instructions, a few physical character descriptions and dialogue to show personalities and bring the characters to life. Here is a short teaser of the start of the story. I’ll post a few lines of one of the more exciting parts as I get to it…
The Case of the Hidden Treasure
Establishing shot of landscape, a fictional version of Buncrana, on Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland on a beautiful calm day.
Claire playing by the ocean and on the stone walls. “How are you? What’s your name?” talking to the birds in the water. I wish I had friends here to play with like you do! My cousins are coming to visit though, and I sure hope they are fun, not some boring city kids that won’t want to get their shoes dirty and stay in playing video games on their phones all day!”
“Claire! Come in and get cleaned up for dinner! Your cousins should be here soon!” yells mom from the doorway of the house.
The three cousins arrive to stay for a holiday while their parents are off to America. Kids excited, youngest, Emma jumping about. Stewart on phone doing something on an app, headphones on, quiet and a bit absorbed. Sorcha (Sara) bundled in multi-coloured wooly scarf, smiley, looking about at beautiful hills, ocean etc.
Dinner scene: Claire says “I’ll take you all walking on the river and ocean trail in the morning! It’s great fun!”
Sorcha “Cool, so excited to hike the trails here! Amazing!”