Entry 127: Animated
My next daydreaming idea from work is an animated series based off a podcast, which will look like a puppet show.
Logistically, creating the first teaser would take up the most time, since I would have to conduct the most research when it comes to finding all the imagery and testing all the kinetics to make the subsequent episodes easier to produce. In other words, I'll have to find a vast amount of portraits for each of the podcast member (about 6-8 people) to display a wide range of emotions, then I'll have to create talking and gestural animations that can easily be copied and pasted to the other characters.
The source material is hilarious, in my opinion, so adding a quirky puppet show to the formula could only enhance the experience. I have seen a few video podcasts of this group, so picking up all of their nuanced gestures will be a challenge as well. But given the opportunity to create something fun and usable for my animation portfolio, it is an obtainable goal that I can reach sooner than my 3D animated short film.