“'It’s more than that” is the third of three short projects but will actually be post first! Confusing? I know! Sorry, that’s how my brain works. So I’ve three shorts in development for 2019 - “It’s more than that”, “Derailed” and “Dinner is Served”.
Each time I felt I was working a project that would showcase my animation abilities, the project grew too large or became too ambitious. I decided to take a step back and work on something more straight forward. I’m known as a designer and modeller in the C4D community but I really want to showcase my animation skills so I’ve decided to publish three high quality animations.
The goal for “It’s more than that is to show clients that I am capable of creating complex transitions from one object to another. I wanted to do it in a fun and interesting way. The idea is a simple one, it’s how children see every day objects like a stick or a box and use their wild imagine to see it as something more. Something to have fun with. So the short will start with a stick and show it transform into different things. Things such as a sword, a baseball bat, an oar, a shovel. Anything fun and exciting.
The animation will be fast and snappy. Each object with change from one to the other rather quickly. I worried that some viewers might miss what one or two objects are. I was thinking, if a viewer isn’t paying close attention they might miss a step. Say it changing from a baseball bat to a telescope. So to try prevent that I decided to create secondary objects to help reinforce what the newly transformed object is. So when the stick transforms into a shovel, it digs frantically and a chest of gold pops out of the ground. Or when it changes into an oar it then starts to row a small boat around before transforming into the next object.
It’s a very dynamic little project to start with but I’m confident it will turn out well.