Please refer to this Reference Mix of "Letter to Irmgard" for the 'Henry Adam Wood' collaboration.
Laying out background and composition for Mr. Puddington's bakery. There is a little detail work left to do but i will do that once the characters are formated for animation via layers etc.
To clarify; this image is for concept purposes and may change based on remixes and popular opinion nor is it benig worked on by anyone outside of the recording artists within this colab.
This is a good jumping off point in terms of feel and look for Henry's world. Expect a series of these that relate to various letters .
Here are some of trocar's illustrations for "The Letters of Henry Adam Wood" collaboration.
ANIMATORS: Create Test Animations for these illustrations.
ILLUSTRATORS: Illustrate more Characters, Props, and Backgrounds in trocar's style.
Calling all artists!! Let's create the world of Henry Adam Wood...this could evolve into a short film, animation, stop-motion, whatever...read on...
Henry Adam Wood is a man of privelege and a bit of a jerk. He's on his deathbed and at the advice of his doctor, he has started writing letters to people he has encountered in his life, partly to make ammends and partly to say goodbye.
The twist is that Henry isn't a nice man. He is very self-centred, and in his letters he will apologise for the wrong thing (such as calling someone names, but not for stabbing and killing them) or he will just be outright insulting. Always for his own advantage; it's always about something that he wants.
I started writing these letters and creating the world of Henry Adam Wood, but after receiving a few helpful comments, I've decided to open this up to all artists.
Writers - Write letters from Henry to other people he has either insulted or ruined in his lifetime. He has no conscience and no moral compass, but is very polite. He is living circa late 1800s-early 1900s so his tone is very proper.
The format of his letters is:
- Reason why he is writing, brief description that he is dying
- A description of why he is apologising, or a description of his last wishes
- The kick! He's not asking what you think he's asking
- Closing adieu
- Then a p.s. with another insulting kick
- what does Henry look like?
- What are his surroundings? Is he in bed? At his writing desk? Maybe in a chaise on his perfectly manicured lawn?
- What do the recipients of his letters look like?
- His doctor?
- Some story boards for one of his letters would be helpful. How would we film or animate one of his letters?
Voice over artists
- Read one of Henry's letters. He's a man, so...
- A soundtrack for the letters would be great. Remember the era that he lives in, but more importantly, focus on a theme for either Henry or the recipient of his letter
- Don't forget the kick! There should be a turnaround in the music somewhere that accentuates the kick that shows that Henry isn't sincere about his apology
- Use the storyboards to help create Henry's world
- Act out and film Henry or one of the other characters in the context of one of his letters, using voiceovers to guide you.
- Film small vignettes to illustrate part of the letter, like a flashback
- Using the illustrations, let's see what an animation of Henry and other characters would look like, move like, react, etc. Maybe this will end up being part animation/part film? Let's try things and see what works!
- Use each of the ingredients from the other artists to create small vignettes
- Cut together footage to help create a larger piece
I would love to see what everyone comes up with, and maybe this can become a part of a larger project or perhaps a series of shorts.
Thank you everyone, and have fun!