This movie that I made for my Multimedia module project is the very first Flash movie that I have made.
I loved the experience, but (wow) it was a lot of hard work. I must be honest in saying that procrastination
got the best of me, so the end product is not entirely what I had planned in the beginning. Making this animation
showed me that the practicality of design HAS to be incorporated in your planning and your script. Things that I
thought would be interesting to add to my storyline ended up being impossible to draw and animate (especially
since this is my first time). The specs for the project gave us free range on the plot, style and design of the
animation, which in itself is both a blessing and a curse. So at first I had plenty of ideas, and then when
it came down to translating those ideas into an actual plot, I suddenly had no ideas left. Choosing a story was
quite challenging, especially since I didn't want to create something that I would get bored of halfway through
the creation process.
I ended up sticking to the story of boy meets girl, with a sad, kind of abstracted twist. It's meant to make one
hink about how we spend each day, and whether we allow ourselves, by having a bad/off day, to miss
opportunities and chances that may not present themselves again. (It's quite a scary thought.) Visually it's
very elementary, but the thought behind the story is what matters most. Enjoy watching the fruits of my labour!