I’ve been sorting through the suggestions I’ve been given to improve my thesis based off the responses to the animatic so below I’ve compiled a list of the changes I’m considering to improve my thesis. Thank you again, to those who’s suggestions I’ve named below and know that I appreciate your help immensely including thanks to anyone I was able to bounce ideas off of even if your suggestions aren’t list below.
1.) Bring back the pack of wolves. (Yeah! :D this makes me happy). Specifically merge both the new and old concept of the figurative artist block. When Cassandra (the creation) defeats the alpha wolf (after there first encounter) instead of the the alpha wolf recovering have it’s body split into a pack of wolves so Cassandra’s struggle feels more immediate than her fighting the same obstacle over again.
2.) Cut down scenes that are not necessary to shorten run time for example scenes when Arthur (artist) is running through the forests.
3.) Cassandra should push away Arthur’s hand (not in a manner of her rejecting help) to warn him that the wolf or pack are behind him. It’s a humorous suggestion I like because the moment plays off Arthur’s first encounter with his creation when he ran away from her in fear.
4.) Be bolder, subtlety imply that “light” plays a key role in the story both literally (be it the desk lap mirroring the light peering from the top of the trees) and stylistically. How does light physically interact against the darkness in the forest and the mysterious creatures themselves? Ray of light. Emanating aura. Blast of energy. Glowing sword.
5.) Cut Cassandra out of the story….I have a few qualms about this but I may have a manageable idea branching off this suggestion in the near future. Thoughts pending….
6.) Instead of the entire animation be CG attempt making some acts live-action or 2D motion comic style progressing into full CG.