Below is an updated shot list for the "Henry Adam Wood: Letter To Irmgard" collaboration:
Shot 0: Exterior, Mansion on a cliff in a lightning storm
Shot 1a: Servant runs towards us down corridor, carrying and shedding pages.
Shot 1b: Servant runs away from us down corridor, carrying and shedding pages
Shot 2: Closed doors low angle. Servant bursts through doors into Henry Adam Wood study. We catch a glimpse of the back of an ominous chair, the desk, and a large rain beaten window. Lightning flash. Doors Close behind him.
Shot 3a: HAW hand reaches for paper. Servant 1 rushes across room and slips the stack beneath his hand just in time.
Shot 3b: We follow piece of paper as HAW places it on the desk in front of him.
Shot 3c: We follow HAW right hand as it grasps quill and starts dipping in mid air. Servant 2 pops head above desk and struggles to catch the nib in his bottle of ink.
Shot 3d: We follow inked pen back to centre of desk.
Shot 3e: We move right as HAW moves his pipe to side of his mouth. Servant 1 leans in and lights the pipe. HAW doesn’t look at him - blows the first puff into his face.
Shot 4: Medium / Close Shot (low angle on desk w/ objects in foreground) HAW face / eyes. He furrows his brow, shoulders drop slightly - grave, forboding, almost pained. - he almost resists bringing his eyes up to look at... (something in the foreground / photo frame) He focuses on it for a beat, then reaches towards the camera.
Shot 5: Over his shoulder, we see what he’s picked up as he brings it up to his face. Portrait of Irmguard.
Shot 6: Cut back to extreme close up of HAW eyes. Watery alomst? Regretful? Deeply sincere. Lost in the moment until… Lightning flash bring him out of it. His eyes flick towards the window and his expression darkens. Sinister undertones.
Shot 7: Quick reaction shot of Servant 1- nervous
Shot 8: Quick reaction shot of Servant 2 - shaking
Shot 9: Back to Shot 4. Henry snaps out of it, quickly places portrait back on desk, raises his pen, then dives into the letter.
Shot 10: Close on writing hand. ‘Dearest Irmguard...’
Shot 11-13: Close angles of HAW, writing intensely. Facial expressions building tension, he pauses occasionally, as if to think, or regret.
Shot 14: Quick reaction shot of Servant 1- nervous
Shot 15: Quick reaction shot of Servant 2 - shaking
Shot 16a: Reveal - pan round from behind. First time we have profile shot of Henry and Portrait. Further round to reveal wall behind him. Lightning flash to reveal portraits on punch.
Shot 16b, 16c, 16d: 3 quick close shots of Portraits at low, varied angles, landing on the most provocative Mistress Portrait for a beat longer.
Shot 17: Tension broken. Back to front shot. HAW signs off and flings paper over his right shoulder. Servant 1 scrambles after it.
Shot 18: Servant 2 raises ink pot in expectation. HAW hand drops pipe ash on his head. Stay with him as HAW hand returns with quill. Dip. Dip.
Shot 19: Wide low angle shot dollies backwards away from desk (window in front). HAW hand reaches for another piece of paper.
Shot 20: Dollie though Keyhole of study doors and fade out.
Shot 21: Hold on Keyhole for title card / ‘RE: SECRETS'
VISUAL ARTISTS & ANIMATORS: Please refer to This Album when contributing your Illustrations to the Henry Adam Wood: Letter To Irmgard collab. CONTRIBUTE HERE
NOTE: I will be adding final imagery and layered files here. A Majority of the peoples work that will be posted here will be on deck for remixing for final production.
Layered files will be dropped here for animators as well as my own loops.
VISUAL ARTISTS: Draw the Elements from This Visual Request List. CONTRIBUTE HERE
NOTE: Please use THIS ALBUM has a reference.
* Irmgard Portraits
* Small Antique Table
* Old Globes
* Giant Bookshelves
* Fancy Luster
* Old Street Lamps
* Old Doors
* Hunting Trophies
* Medieval Armor
* Small Greek / Roman Statues
* Swords & Sheilds
* Vase with dead flowers
* Armoire for bedroom
* Higher stacks of letters
* Vintage-looking Christmas Cards
* Fire Place
* Bed & Sheets
* Letter Paper
* Stack of Letters
* Miscellaneous Props
* Crown Moulding ideas
* Hard wood floor
* Bedroom Wallpaper
* Wall of Portraits
* Dark looking hills
* Dark looking trees (almost without leaves)
* Miscellaneous Backgrounds
* More HAW logos * Title card ideas
NOTE: This Visual Request List is *UPDATED* as of Tuesday, September 30th.
The beginning of a 4 or 5 part process. The intention here is to create reaction shots and create a few more commonly used mouth shapes. Since he is writing the letter ( and not reciting it) -any speaking parts should be for punctuation or to deliver a punchline. For instance " P.S I'm dying " or " Stop sending me christmas cards".
There are some wierd layers in this file that require care when moving them. This was not by design but more of a time thing. Ha. Since I am not using vector shapes and it is all hand drawn with the stylus we can retain a more natural look to to the animation. More mouth layers etc to come-different angles as well.
ATTN ILLUSTRATORS: Here are some notes regarding possible creative direction for the Mistress portraits in the "Henry Adam Wood: Letter To Irmgard" collaboration:
* When illustrating a Mistress, it may be helpful to create a back story for the character. This may help determine her style of dress and overall characteristics.
* Vocation of the mistress is the easiest most identifiable part. Think of a job or position in society that would require a certain form of dress.
* Affectations and Quirks can include twisted up smiles and ill proportioned or overly exaggerated features.
* Props will also help to create a bio of the Mistress and, in the process, you create things that may be used in the room or elsewhere.
* Create outlines if pressed to finish and detail.
NOTE: WATCH THIS REQUEST VIDEO for additional info regarding this collaboration.
A rough outline. I figured this particular letter makes for a good intro to the character, you get the little surprise of his many girlfriends and then realize the sort of person he is. Also, I messed up and didn't capitalize "Irmgard", my apologies.
Please refer to this Reference Mix of "Letter to Irmgard" for the 'Henry Adam Wood' collaboration.
ANIMATORS: Contribute Test Animations for the Henry Adam Wood: Letter To Irmgard short film.
VISUAL ARTISTS: Draw the Elements from THIS VISUAL REQUST LIST.
NOTE: Please use THIS ALBUM has a reference.