Buck is the only remaining working component in a machine. He is styled as a hybrid electronic component with an LED head that illuminates his path. Like his world, he is worn and slightly damaged. Buck, due to his stubborn nature, will not accept that his world is dead. He metaphorically and literally lights up his world with his presence and aims to restore life once again.
The target audience for this short film is teenagers and young adults, ages ranging from 15 to 24 years, who work extensively with computers and have experienced said computer crashing on them first hand.
The concept behind this piece is to relate to the human truth that in today’s society, our whole world is stored within our computer and when these machines that we entrust our lives to fail us and crash, our whole world ceases to exist.
STORY, NARRATIVE AND PREMISE DEVELOPMENT
This event required individuals to conceptualise and formulate a premise and story for an animated short film.
Students were evaluated on :
- Their ability to understand and apply basic story structures and story development in writing for animation, incorporating the set up of motive, unfolding, climax, resolution and wrap up.
- Their ability to understand how to write a premise, outline and structure a script for an animation.
- Their ability to understand camera angles, transitions, hook ups, timing, the application of sound effects, dialogue in the execution of animatic storyboard.