- Last Record: 2012-01-29 16:25:31 -1000
- Joined: Jan 23, 2012
Hello. So this is a piece that I wrote, produced and recorded. I hope you find it as adventurously beautiful as I do. I'm looking to collaborate with animators and anyone else who can see something I don't in this. I'm picturing a bunch of still frame drawings or doodles in the likes of Dr. Suess mixed with Tim Burton (when it's dark, be dark when it's bright, be bright). For color ideas, check out the custon icon I added to this. It's from Coldplay's album. Then, I want take the still frames and put them all together to make them look like their in motion (i.e Coldplay's 'Strawberry Swing'). The creatures I'm picturing are completely up to debatable. Basically, mix anything from animals to plants to insects with humans. Here is the story I wrote along with the musical piece. The bold numbers tell what scenes will be where with the music.
Scene opens: A mother and father glare into a windshield. The viewer does NOT see what is inside. The mother kisses the glass and the father pulls her away.
Suddenly, fire bursts out from under a space shuttle. It lifts off. Leaving behind a world that seems to have no color. Only gray buildings and landscape. The ship enters the vastness of space. Next scene: As the ships travels, it passes by beautiful stars and through exploding galaxies bursting with color. The ship is then pulled towards a bright planet. As it comes closer to the planet, It catches fire. It rapidly flies over gigantic odd shaped trees and finally crashes into an open field.
Next scene: The space ship's windshield opens up. Two strange looking creatures (an older husband and wife), resembling something from the plant kingdom come to the windshield of the space ship. They look at each other. The viewer is still unaware of what's inside.
The wife reaches into the space ship and pulls out a baby boy. They're confused yet intrigued. Next scene: Some time passes. The baby is living among the tree-like creatures, making a mess of their home. Next scene: Other strange looking creatures, some looking like elephants mixed with humans and others similar to insects mixed with humans, interact with the baby.
Next scene: Time passes and the baby becomes a little boy. He plays with the other children, who obviously don't accept him. His new mother and father squander the other children away. In that moment, the boy touches his mother's face. He then touches his own. The mother and father look at each other. Next scene: The parents cover all the mirrors in their house. Next scene: boy is in bed and mother is reading story of how all the children run to the edge of this cliff and soar through the air (story is shown through bubble thoughts). The boy falls asleep.
Next scene: More time has passed. The boy is now a young teenager (12, the oldest). He's in school building interesting pieces that operate by themselves. The other students feel threatened by this. A couple of them break his invention. A female creature helps him recover the pieces that have broken. They have a beautiful moment.
Next scene: Together, they explore this beautiful new world. Everything is alive and colorful. From mountainsides to rivers, the colors are different yet marvelous. They hold hands as they run and lay in fields of bright tall grass.
Next scene: In the fields of bright tall grass, the girl disappears. The boy nervously looks around. Next scene: The boy knocks on the door of her parents, they answer and when he asks them where the girl is, they point to a tall colorful hill top overlooking a vast ocean.
Next scene: The boy is running from the bottom of the hill. Closer towards the top of the hill, are a group of children his age. He sees the girl. He thinks back to his mother telling him the story. Suddenly, she, along with all the other children, begin to run. The boy becomes frantic and tries to catch up. A couple at a time, the children soar off the edge of the cliff and fly into the sky. The boy reaches the edge and looks down, the ocean violently crashes against the cliff. The boy steps back as if attempting to give it a shot. At exactly 2:17-19, the boy reaches the edge of the cliff and doesn't have it in him to jump.
Next scene: The children distance themselves from the cliff as they fly deeper and deeper into the clouds.
Next scene: Defeated, the boy begins his walk back home. He wipes tears from his cheeks. All the beautiful geographical surroundings begin to droop around almost like sensing the boy's sadness.
Next scene: He trips (with the first hit of the timpani drum) and falls to the ground. A puddle forms from his tears. With his body still on the ground, the boy lifts himself. He looks into the puddle and sees his reflection. He studies his face. He becomes enraged. He hits the reflection with his hand.
Next scene: He enters his home and starts uncovering all the mirrors in the house. His mother instantly consoles him. The boy struggles free of her loving attempt. Though the viewer can't hear any dialogue, it seems that the boy is emotionally asking who he is and where he came from (maybe pointing to his reflection and crying). The mother and father stare at each other. The father nods yes to the mother.
Next scene: They are in front of the space ship where they found the boy. The father points to the windshield of the ship as if retelling the story. The boy stares at the ship. The mother puts her hand on his cheek, and she cries and smiles. He does the same. He hugs his mother, and his father joins in. And as time elapses (almost like someone fast forwarded), we see the odd family stop their affectionate moment. The family exits. The boy remains still, staring at this strange ship. Meanwhile, The clouds continuously move in different directions.
Next scene: Finally, the boy is alone standing epically before the ship. The sun sets.
Next scene: The boy begins taking apart the ship. Piece by piece. The landscape is filled with parts from the space shuttle.
Next scene: He slides a welding safety mask over his face and begins to weld. He's building something. The sparks from the welding gun illuminate the night sky.
Next scene: The boy is standing on the cliff looking towards the edge. He's wearing a contraption similar to that of Buzz Lightyear but more like a back pack space shuttle. He twists and turns knobs. Exhaust smoke releases from the pack.
Next scene: He begins to run towards the edge. The sun starts it's rise making the sky look magical. He comes closer and closer to the edge.
Next scene: He hits a red button and jumps off the edge of the cliff propelling himself into the magical sky. He begins to become harder and harder to see, as the viewer watches from the cliff.