OK so well overdue an update. Work continues on the animation which is actually proceeding alot quicker than I imagined it would. It’s also ended up being rather more violent than I’d originally intended (as the below video will demonstrate), but I guess I never got to indulge my horror fetish on Real 10, so no harm done ;0)
The film’s clocking in at over 8 minutes at this point which is also abit of a surprise as I’m still not done – I still need to animate the dead soldier’s ‘conversation’ with the demon and his ascent to heaven (I’ve pasted the storyline below if you dunno what I’m on about).
I’m also starting to think about audio and music. Think I might try my hand at doing a theme tune with this rather cool web app. The majority of music will be turned over to my brother to compose though (hope you’re reading this Tom ;0)
‘The final story is as follows. A pair of soldiers during WWII wait in their trench. Conversation turns to one of the soldiers girlfriends, Edi, who died in a bombing back home in England. The soldier has only a photo and her necklace to remember her by. The necklace is in the shape of an eagle.
That night they are attacked and killed and their souls find themselves wandering towards the Endless Stair. They encounter the blue demon who attacks and ‘kills’ one of them by crushing his head with his groin tentacles (!).
After trying to kill the demon and failing, the remaining soldier ends up trying to communicate with it by deciphering the symbols that appear as it ‘speaks’. One of the symbols that repeatedly appears is that of an eagle. The soldier gradually realises that the demon is trying to tell him to ‘ascend’ like an eagle on the wind and find his beloved in heaven.
That’s still subject to change of course………;0)’