Sarah Cant, Robyn Liebschner & Rebecca Deakin.

A Team of three Animation Students at the University of the West of England.

Firefly, an insight into a made up forest, where there are great trees hosting all kinds of strange plants & creatures. This 2D Traditional Animation follows these creatures as they discover how to make fireflies by using splashes.

Friday, 29 October 2010


For Beccy:

Here's the mood board of the kind of flowers that might be useful.

Also, Robyn and I had a thought about the trees. We were thinking to base this whole thing at the bottom of the tree, so we can really use those lovely root designs. As we want these drips to fall a certain distance before splashing, we came up with the idea that either there are low down branches, or some of the roots can be raised much higher (creating a kind of arch) high enough to give distance between the flowers and the pools at the bottom. What do you think? Robyn drew up a little sketch which she's putting together for a clearer picture. When the camera follows up the fireflies, as we are doing it lovely and angular, we can miss out the tops of the trees altogether.

So all we would need is trunk, some lower branches and those awesome roots for any of the produced backgrounds. I had a thought about the trees as well. It would be nice if a similar pattern followed up the tree trunk, so i was thinking about a lattice style effect. The 'glow worm' things can follow up the lattice (or could be made out of them perhaps?).

Heres a little mood board of some lattice style effects on trees anyway (and just for reference, really love the angle of the bottom left tree! maybe slightly less extreme than that picture though!). No wait I lied, heres just one picture. :)

Just finished sorting out shot choices for the storyboard too. So I'll be emailing the Shot Schedule fairly soon (soon as everyones happy with shot choices)

mucho love x

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