the story is that the kid ventures outside to photograph the penguin and in doing so is attacked by a giant eel. the kid drops his camera and the penguin swims after it. the penguin is then attacked by the eel due to the flash of the camera and then the kid decides to attack. the kid is interrupted by a baby eel and the realisation hits that the eel is not evil but she is just protecting her baby. the panic and violence ceases and the penguin and kid swim off happy.
this was a very rough cut and crop job from my scanned board after i produced it i realised the timing was off and the film itself was very rushed. it is also hard for the audience to establish the story.
with the presentation looming in the next couple of weeks an animatic is needed. also i am finding myself going round in circles by drawing out simple boards it would help me to see the narrative flow by producing a rough animatic.
so the story changes every time i think about it. my girlfriend has advised me to take a step back from the development and look at some original disney cartoons. hopefully a different approach will help to inspire the story.
so i looked at ferdinand the bull and the reluctant dragon.
i really enjoyed these cartoons, the thing that struck me the most was the contradiction in the characters personality with its physicality. this seems to be a good place to start, back to the drawing board.
i like it and it flows but is very bare and lacks pace. the character development is cool although i feel that the kids relationships with other characters such as the penguin and the eel are too weak.
new narative involving the kid photographing the penguin and getting involved with the Eel
in this story the kid comes to terms with life and its dangers and decides that if he collects the reward for his photographs of the eel he will condemn it to death. the kid has a change of heart when he discovers the eel is not really an evil and brutal character and it to has a heart.