Monday, 30 January 2012

Final Project part 2: ideas 2: Seen Alan and Pet Blues

Today I have had a one to one with Alan about the projects I has thought up. He told me that they felt a bit too big to make, and try to think about something that is simple yet enjoyable like my last animation. Alan gave some ideas to go about this and referred me to a television series named 'Modern Toss' and a comedian name Eddy Izzard for inspiration.
I also had a meeting with Phil to help me to come up with some ideas for my project. I mentioned to him that I also wanted to do some music animation and the only ones I came across was blues songs. We then thought it would be a great idea to do an animation where we haves pets singing the blues.

So today I was doing some research on blues songs. I also have some good ideas that came to me when I was listening to them. I basically listen to the songs and get a rough idea of what they are about and try to use the songs narrative and change them to how a pet would sing them.

The first blues song I listened to was Kenny Neal's ''Baby Bee''

The image that I thought up when I listened to this song was that the lead singer is represented by a fish/hamster, while the harmonic player is represented by another pet. What I gathered from the song is about a man who is greatful to have a girlfriend, but she talks a lot of rubbish. So I thought I could have the singer singing about how noisy his owner is.
EDIT: I have found another version of ''Baby Bee'' and it sounds better then the one I have posted

The next blues song is by The Two Poor Boys ''Sorry Dear''
The idea I have thought up is about two pets who are going to the pound and are singing how sorry they are for the way they have treated their owner. The style that also came to me was a rubberhose animation style, where everything is in constant motion. The only thing that does not move from their place is the singers's heads.

the next song is by Joe Stone ''It's Hard Time''
The image that came to me was about animals going to the slaughter house, and while I was listening to this song, I believe its about a man going to work. So I thought for the animals their work is going to the slaughter house. This has to be one of the most grimist stories I have thought up so far.

The next song is by Ma Rainey ''Booze and Blues''
The idea that came to me was about a stray animal in the pound singing about how she got caught and all see want is a drink. Which is what I think the song is about, where it has the singer going to jail and what she wants is a drink of beer.

I have thought about having some animals playing the blues instrumental, but I do not know if they have the same impact. One blues instrument that caught my attention is by Fiddle Frank Nelson ''Buck Creek Gal''
I just imaging the common farm animals playing all the instruments in this music, again I do not know if this is a good idea.

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