Tuesday, November 26, 2013

PoePoe Test Cycles

Just some test cycles for poepoe, trying to get used to him. I'll definitely push it more in the next tests.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


This isn't necessarily related to our story but maybe it can provide some inspiration and ideas. This is a video of what people are creating now, which may play a part in future technology of "holograms" or 3d displays.

Full Turn ECAL/Benjamin Muzzin from ECAL on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Some Reference

Here is some of the reference I was using. The UPA characters and BGs have a nice whimsical feel, but we can ground it a bit more in reality similar to 101 Dalmations and Hirschfeld. 

Paints from meeting last night

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Here is the paintover I did over Meghan's model. Gill, you said you wanted to use this as a guide?

This was done before the story changes, I think it is looking too present day. I am working on some new drawings/ paintings that support our new idea.

Notes from Monday Night Meeting: Nov 04

Key Points: 

    • The “Re-D” printer combines technologies of recycling and 3d printing into one unique technology. Inspiring with patented “Molecule Reconfiguration Technology.”
    • The copy for this add will be “Reprint your life, Reprint the World.” 

    • As adobe put it, this is about “Environment degradation and sustainability.” 
    • Global warming and climate change, though valid, is difficult to convey visually, and our short needs one clear idea, not two competing ideas.

III) We will be keeping the “office space,” it appeals to adobe and does not require us to redesign absolutely everything.
    • “A Cluttered Desk is a cluttered mind”
    • The old office must be: Cluttered, musty, desaturated, and inefficient.
    • The new officer must be: professional, efficient, vibrant, and modern. 


The future office is:


IV) Our ending must involve a twist or reveal which shows the EPIC and DEVASTATING scale of world pollution. 
    • Our hero must show an attitude change which shows his intention to take this technology, which has helped him restore his office to working order, and to use it to clean up his world. 
    • He cleans his own environment first, then sets an intention to clean his world. 

    • What does a future without sustainability look like?
    • There have been advances in technology... BUT they have not been used sustainably. >>>>[[[AVOID OLD OUTDATED TECHNOLOGIES LIKE OLD COMPUTERS, ADOBE SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED THIS]]<<<<
    • Compromise between technology and mess is Star Wars. Outdated view of technology. In his future this technology is old and weathered. 
Blade Runner
Fifth Element


Establishing shot:  a box slides into place. RE-D printer! Quick cuts. A box cutter sliding across tape, the device being set on the desk.

First GAG:  Our hero pushes the packaging of the box into the device and out pops a pencil. He is excited, he gets and idea.

Second GAG: Quick cuts of aluminum and rubber being flying into the device. Out comes a futuristic bike. 

Third GAG: Our hero pushes, pulls and shoves every last bit of remaining garbage into his re-de printer, comically cramming more material than can possibly fit, to the point that the printer physically swells with the amount of material. We should feel like we are afraid its going to break. The magic is “Mary Poppins” style at this point, way more material is going in than should ever be able to fit. Everything will burst out at once in one epic explosion of creation. From out of shot above the camera the new items will begin to fall, first a chair which our hero will sit in, then the rest of the office which will comically and unbelievably fall perfectly into place in one impact that shakes our hero in his chair. The icing on this gag will be a coffee cup which lands on his desk and fills with coffee. 

Conclusion/twist: In the final scene our hero, reclining in his chair with his hands folded above his head, spins in his chair to face a large window which we have not looked through before. We imagine the final shot being his face looking out over the desolation of the world, with a subtle change of expression in which we see his change of attitude and intention. Gil had the idea of a shot in which we are on the outside looking in, and we see his face in the window and the messy world reflected in the glass (imagine diesel powered flying cars and futuristic skyscrapers covered in garbage). 

Other possible gags:
Desk out of Garbage
Finds lost cat in clutter
Light fixture jets out and flies into ceiling
****Old chair into designer chair “ergonomic”
Paper into compost into pots into plants, tomatoes or flowers or wheat grass for his smoothie
****Coffee pot, coffee maker, mug
Shoot out sunglasses and a suit and better style
Dives in himself and become Don Draper
Walls caving in, trash pouring in, pouring out of overhead vents
Old style metal fan > Circle fan dysen
Diesel flying cars
Floor lamp or Space heater > Solar panel
****Bioluminescent plants
Tosses in paper, fertilizer, and a lightbulb


WE NEED: The office before, the office after, & the last scene

Full set of CLEAR boards

An animatic by Friday

Some other random notes: 

Compost > making things “less”
Can composting or recycling things make things “better”

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Hey Group! I'm sorry I've been MIA for this first week, it was a pretty hectic week for me! I am excited to be a part of this group, and I think we can do something really great. I'll be at the next meeting, whenever that will be!