Here are scenes from the animatic- the memories.
-Wanted to use the circle as a symbol for being stuck in one’s memories. One gets stuck in an endless circle of recollections where one cannot get out of its circular trappings, that it is not a linear path of moving forward and going on, but one is constantly going in circles.
-Perhaps one of the adjustments I can make for the end of my film is to show two parallel lines (perhaps a path) where she embarks on to show that she is finally moving on from her sadness.
I did some research on the Japanese woodblock prints and I hope to portray the memories of my character in this manner; dream-like.
For her memories, I hope to use a background like that, differentiates itself from the normal black and white setting of the film. I like the blurred out, brownish light, reminds us of nostalgia/memories.
Here are some photos of the possible body postures that my character can pose in order to convey a sense of sadness and pining. Body postures may be crucial since it is a silhouette animation where facial expressions are not shown, so the postures are important in conveying the emotional state that she is in.
I want the bus stop in my film to be simple yet stylized. I wish to portray a sense of hopelessness and bleakness as one waits at a desolate and seemingly abandoned bus stop.
I did some research on the kind of atmosphere that I wish to portray in my story. I like how the watery pavements are dimly lit and illuminated by the street lamps. The place is there but kind of faded at the same time as well.
I also like the posture and silhouette of the man waiting at the bus stop. He leans in front slightly with his head down–offers a glimpse into what he may be feeling.
This mood board helps me conceptualize how I wish to portray the memories of my character. Everything is faded, people are half there, half not, peoples’ faces are a blur, some elements of a memory may seem clearer than others (because we do not always remember everything crystal clear in our minds).