Daydream Video Project
Updated: Oct 12, 2020
Day Dream Video Project - Use your cell phone (or any video recorder) to create a “real life” scene. Then transition your scene using effects to a "flashback" or "daydream" using animation. Then transition back to reality. I will show you how to edit video and introduce you to some helpful software and apps.
**WHEN SHOOTING YOUR VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM YOUR PHONE, BE SURE TO SHOOT IT HORIZONTAL NOT VERTICAL! I will deduct points for vertical videos.
Must have beginning, middle and end.
Real life intro
Real life ending
Transition can be any of the following: daydream, dream, nightmare, flashback, hallucination, teleporting, time travel, interdimensional portal, wormhole, etc. Be creative, have fun.
Use two or more of the following software programs: Premiere, After Effects, Animate CC, Photoshop, Garage Band, Audition.
Consider the 12 principles of animation. https://idearocketanimation.com/13721-12-principles-of-animation-gifs/
Must have audio, no music videos. Use folly sounds, or dialog. Use your new sound editing skills from project 2.
Do NOT use music, unless you create it yourself in Garage Band or with a musical instrument. You can use snippets of commercial music lasting no longer than 10 seconds.
You can record your own folly sounds, voice overs or you can use files taken from freesound.org
Must be a minimum of 2 - 3.5 minutes.
12 principles of Animation:
Dreams & Hallucinations:
Dumbo drinks champagne water:
Beavis and Butthead almost die in the desert...
Homer eats insanity pepper...
Sad man becomes John Malkovich, from "Being John Malkovich."
Weird grocery store trip from movie "Go!"
Rick and Jerry go through a wormhole:
Find your inspiration:
Fantastic Planet, 1973
From Pink Floyd: The Wall, animation by Gerald Scarfe
From The Adventures of Mark Twain, in reference to the book The Mysterious Stranger. Claymation:
Stacey Stears' (who lives in Boulder, and ofter teaches at CU) collage style animation.
Silly & Dark:
Simon's Cat, the original before it blew up to be extremely popular:
an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
CalArts student Noel Belknap made this animation parody of nature films popularly seen on National Geographic:
One of my former student's project for this class:
Another Tootsie pop parody:
Consider a fractured fairy tale:
What is a fractured fairy tale?
A fairy tale designed to be humorous by changing the story in an unexpected way; altering characters, or adding modern language and events. Fractured Fairy Tales. 2. A parody is a humorous version of a well known story!
In the 1960s, a children's television show called "Rocky and Bullwinkle" introduced the concept with a portion of the show called fractured fairy tales.. Well known fairy tales were changed into humorous shorts. Stories like Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs and the Pied Piper just to name a few.
Famous fairy tale characters... in a rap battler?
Not for kids? Adult rated!
How to get started:
Start as soon as possible. Make a plan ASAP.
Come to EVERY class prepared to work. Create footage at home, edit in class.
Have a plan, do not waste class time.
Have fun! Do what you are excited about doing, try new things, stay true to yourself and it will be your best work.
You can use toys, clay, drawings, friends, pets, puppets, and other props. Your camera phone is fine for this project, no special equipment necessary. **Please follow all COVID-19 rules when shooting your videos.
Software: Premiere, After Effects, Garage Band, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate CC.
DO NOW - HOMEWORK: This lecture is meant to inspire you! Do some brainstorming and figure out what you want to do early. Work on creating a story board, plan a loose script. You can always go off script or improvise but you need to have a plan. 150 words + 5 images Due Monday - 1 week from today! Post it on your blog. I will pull each of your blogs up to discuss your idea on our first check-in day. Be prepared!
Good luck, happy making, HAVE FUN with this project!