The morning exercise of writing down words was helpful, in order to break stereotypes the group helped me list possible stereotypes.
At the moment we have:
A rabbit who doesn’t want to conform to the social expectations of being a rabbit
Hard time for the rabbit subverting
But ultimately this subversion is a good thing (?) as social expectations are challenged.
Response to animatic:
protagonist and antagonist
Why are the rabbits oppressed by wolves? ‘Because it’s always been like that’
Why would a rabbit shoot a gun? When it’s a human being.
Revolution – overthrowing government and change
What was the method – how resolved?
end – reversed situation
political statement – anthropomorphic
One guy gets suspicious, looks at process and finds out how it’s made. Tells people. Do they care?
Fulfilling function, symbiotic nature – balance
Critique of societal cyclic function, sees process, wants change
Of this time, make it more contemporary and less generic/more specific
Storyboard for a Title Sequence:
Cut to meat package
Circle – James Bond, suggests assassination
Combine 2 ideas – 1 metaphor
The more the shapes become primitive shapes, the more ambiguous they become
Idea of 2 levels – Metropolis, Time Machine – above and below – social structure
Gas room – make really obviously horrible – security, remains, clues
X – criss cross pattern – motif, happens repeatedly
resolve to title
Book ends – upstairs at beginning, down at end – needs spatially sign posting
bucolic scene – holiday in Canada, river flows down – bloody.
Apply what I have learnt from this exercise into my animatic, especially the above and below social concept.
A second attempt:
In this version I wanted to focus on a primitive shape, the circle, however as it developed I noticed some things which were more valuable to my film, such as the criss cross and hourglass. It is still inclusive of the circle.