Moon Story is an idea I still keep working on. The plot is about a little boy living on the moon. He is very curious about earth and use a fishing rod to collect things from down there. He ends up fishing a strange creature which is going to make a big change in the moon boy’s life.
The project started with a storyboard and animatic I had to do for my storyboard class. It’s from years ago already.
Animatic link: Moon Story
When I was young, I was told that the moon was a cookie. When it looks like a crescent, it is because someone ate it. This story is base on this. I liked the idea and wanted to give life to an animated short film.
This character concept was done before, when I wanted to do an animated film.
But then, I started wanting to make a point and click game. I was thinking of doing 3D, but after having used After Effects regularly, I found myself wanting to make cut-out animation.
I designed a character that I can easily animate with cut-out animation.
It evolved a lot from a ton of research…
At some point, I wanted my main character to be a girl, but I switched to a boy again right after.
I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my initial animatic and was brainstorming on filling the holes in the story. It implies more characters, but as I want a simple style and animations, it won’t be too complicate to add them.
Light creatures living on the moon.
The creature fished from earth by the little boy and some shadow creature concepts on the left. I know, it was a dog before, but a rodent eating the moon seems more logical.
This creature is a shadow eating the light of the moon and the stars. It is going to be the reason why the moon boy will forgive and accept the creature he fished.
The little boy lives inside of the moon. He collects all sort of things from earth.
I might end up doing a cut-out short film. I want to use the skills I learned with After Effects. Unfortunately, I don’t find enough free time to work on this project. It has been postponed a bit.
For now, I am still working on making fanarts for Montreal Otakuthon. The subscriptions are soon, so I hope I will get a spot to participate. I always wanted to do it at least once in my life and see what it feels like.