Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Meow and Amy Lee
Here's something kinda fun I came across the other day, and decided to post it on youtube. This was before I learned stop motion, but still had ideas that were animated (in a way).
It was imagined as a pilot, as a segment that might be dropped into a larger show, or aired on its own as a little filler/bumper.
The premise is based on a fun little girl character I imagined, named Amy Lee.
She loves to learn (about anything), and to present what she's learn to classmates and teachers. So each episode would be essentially a slideshow of drawings she'd done, and a voice over (her presentation) to go with it. And her stuffed cat, Meow, helps her (in strange and rather surreal ways).
It's fun to think about how much storytelling you can do in this format- still images, with voices and music over top...
I never had the chance to develop it further (life took me in different directions). I still quite like the rich crayon colours- crayons are so pretty and fun. I hadn't watched it in a long time, and I was taken aback by its warped sense of humour. She's a weird kid. I like that.
Oddly enough, all the "Bigfoot facts" are just that- if you research Bigfoot lore, all this stuff is true! Well, as true as can be.
Apparently Amy Lee takes her research seriously, even in the realms of cryptozoology.
Hope you like it.