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Octopus Mom (SCRIPT)
An Octopus mother can lay up to two-hundred-fifty-thousand eggs, fastening them to the walls of her den.
Every day, she caresses the eggs with her tentacles, keeping them clean, making sure algae doesn’t grow on them. She also makes sure they have enough oxygen, by constantly keeping the water around them moving.
It takes the eggs up to six months to develop before they hatch.
During all that time, the Octopus mom never leaves her eggs. Not even for a second. Not even to go out and hunt for herself.
So she gets hungry. But she still doesn’t leave. She stays in her den, and cares for her eggs, growing weaker and weaker from hunger.
But then one day, the eggs hatch! At first, the babies are very small, hardly bigger than the head of a pin, with tiny tentacles and even tinier suction discs.
By this time, the Octopus mom is on the verge of starvation. But she uses her last bit of energy to blow her babies out of the den and help them on their way.
Only one percent of the Octopus babies will survive in the open ocean. But one percent of two-hundred-fifty-thousand is still an awful lot of Octopi!
The grown-up Octopus offspring never get to meet their mom, who gave up her own life for theirs. But some day, some of them will become mothers themselves. So the story can begin again.
Testing out how to animate the tentacles. Debating on if I should shoot on white, green, or black for the best alpha. I've had issues with clay and green backgrounds...so maybe on white or black and using unmult with some cleanup roto. It's just that green screen plugins work for footage and rarely for stop motion...eh need to buy green paper regardless.
Ich probierte, wie zu animieren die Fangarme. Ich muss wählen, welche Farbe soll ich für den Hintergrund benutzen. Ich habe Probleme mit grünem Hintergrund und claymation gehabt. Vielleicht ich werde weiss oder schwartz benutzen.
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