Man Vs Machine
"His Knees Steadied, His Heart Beat Fiercely And He Began To Run Again"
My group Stride Animation has constructed a story from the aftermath of the workshop. The experience was enlightening and shed some light on elements we can use for a proposal for animation. The ending sentence is sourced from Blair Witch Project and that film is littered with abstract shots, close ups and values highly sound design to increase tension. So the first step to strengthening our story is looking at what makes a high speed chase so intense and the shots we can create to illustrate that. Below is the summary of the story - The overall jist
_________________________________________________________________________________- We hear smashing glass and hot-wiring as a man breaks into a car. He seems quite pleased with himself speeding down the street and enjoying himself. It soon comes apparent to the audience he is a criminal on the run from the law, he notices a warrant for his arrest and paranoia sets in. Street lights turn into flashing blue lights and the sounds around him are amplified, he thinks someone is shooting at the car when in fact its a car backfiring. The criminal speeds up even faster, tension builds as he thinks the threat of apprehension gets closer. He goes through a tunnel where he focuses and calms down, realises he's being paranoid. As he leaves the tunnel speeding still he is seen speeding by a real police car and a crash happens fades to black.
1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback.
Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Aston Martin DBS V12
Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)
Ford GT500 Shelby Cobra
Reviewing some iconic car chases there are actual set camera placements that compliment different actions for the driver. Placing the camera about the car could give us a sense of what kind of shots we can aim to produce. But before that we need to choose a Time and Place for this animation to take place. Somewhere that compliments whats going on in the 90 seconds and doesn't add any un-needed designs to our animation.
We ultimately aim for the point of the animation to be clear to the audience so perhaps simplistic and stylised is really the way to go.