My film is about a wishful crow who learns the hard way to be happy with his plain feathers rather than look ridiculous with someone else's pretty feathers. A folktale native to South Asia, but I changed the story in certain places: got rid of the dialogue, added a confrontation scene, changed the ending, and threw in a pretty mate for my protagonist. Haven't uploaded any pre-production work 'coz I really didn't have the time to do any.. Cheating? Yeah, I guess!
I'd unwittingly given myself a lot to do. Well into production, I realized the quality of my film was practically feature film-ish, and to maintain it, I was going to have to 'break my back' till the very end. Sure, I'd worked on cartoons for television but I'd never made A FILM BY MYSELF! I was new to aspects such as storyboarding, direction, background coloring, certain techniques of animation, post production - not to mention, sound recording, and directing a musician! Thank God for the friends at SVA! Best of all, during production, my husband gifted me a Wacom Tablet! My progress was faster and the coloring, a breeze. Thanks, Junaid, my love! You saved my hand from Hell!
So, I completed and turned my film in on time. I'm pleased with how I tackled production in addition to assignments from other classes this crazy first year of school. My film definitely benefited from my work experience. I'm glad the madness is over - for now..