Making Short Animated Films an Easier Process with Creative Story Telling
Filmmaking is never only about the skills to produce a script on camera with fine editorial skills and animations and music, and especially not animation films. They are however, quintessential elements to create expressions through the film but the soul behind any film, feature or short is its script. A good story, a well written story is the biggest factor that can make or break the film. BrandBerry Marcom brings for its dedicated readers and service users, the tips and tricks of story-telling as a craft to make short animations films the easier way.
Have a story to tell but do not know how to tell? Try restrictive methods-
Methods that clip your creative liberties and still ask you to create something with essence are proven ways to bring the best in you. This tip should be noted down by the production houses in Delhi. Animation short films are cute ways to express but involve equal amount of pre-production than any other film. Animations too require a story, without which, no format can be a life saver. If The Jungle Book had no story to tell, no one would have made it multiple times. But that is about the importance of a story. Expressing that story can be done using restrictive methods will give your script a shape, however simpler, but a strong emotion can be conveyed. By restrictive, it is meant to use simple structures and shapes than highly complex figures. Example, to depict a mountain, use shapes like triangles, for trees, use ovals and circles. This way simple objects can be further broken down into simpler expressions in animation.
Break down your scenarios-
Since small animation movies do not involve a huge cast of people working at a time behind it, (well you still need quite a few skilled people involved!) you must have a writer on board that can do the scripting work for you. If you are scripting for your own film, must make sure that your script entails of all the minutest of information and details that filmmakers generally neglect while looking at the bigger picture. Write down all the little ideas that strike you any time while the process. Write don something a small as two characters, one location and even what colors the characters or the background must have. They put things together in perspective.
Use shapes into characters for a better navigated story-
It may sound odd but only shapes sometimes give highly creative ways to express yourselves through the characters. Most of the best remembered characters in animated portrayals are remembered because of how they looked, so easy and simple, yet concrete in themselves like Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, a simple structure of squares and rectangles. So neat!
Show conflict between the characters-
Conflicting characters are always the most characters. Conflict must not only be taken in the negative connotation, but can also be seen in two characters mostly interacting with each other but a paces that look conflicting. A circle and a triangle in trouble with each other. Just imagine what simple yet effective imagery can be brought out with this thought!
These tips are not just supported locally at production houses in Delhi NCR but are also highly regarded and well practices by international animation film fraternity.