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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

You Will Take A Vacation

A family of fleas is chilling on the back of a dog. In close-up this looks like a forest of giant hairs. The Dad flea has a suitcase and a camera. The Mom flea has a purse and a brochure. The Kid flea is wearing Mickey Mouse ears and is jumping up and down excitedly. The Mom opens up the brochure. It reads “Tropical Vacations” and has a picture of a beach and a palm tree on it. The Dad checks his watch. A taxi pulls up and the family gets inside. They drive off the dog and arrive at a tiny airport. They board a plane and fly through the air. They fly over a zoo and land in front of a barred cage. They leave the airplane and enter the cage. We see them lounging in a forest of hairs similar to the dog’s but a different color. The Mom is on a beach towel in a bikini sipping a tropical drink. The Dad is taking photos. The Kid is still jumping up and down. The camera begins to pull out and fades to a cage with two monkeys in it. Both are seated on a branch not facing each other. One monkey parts the fur of the other monkey and starts picking out the fleas and eating them one by one. There may or may not be tiny screams. The monkey eating the fleas may or may not have a snarky grin on his face.

The medium will be fake stop-motion like my thesis. I’ll model the fleas and monkeys in clay then take photos of them and animate everything in AfterEffects.

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Blogger Jessica said...

Ha ha ha. I like it. I love how the little kid flea is wearing mickey ears. I like the concept too that the monkeys eat the fleas. Poor guys. lol.

8:50 PM

Blogger Max Salazar said...

Worst vacation ever. I love it.

I wouldn't mind hearing some nearly mute screaming going on. Makes the twist more disburbing and funny.

Otherwise, sounds good.

What duration do you think this'll be?

8:52 PM

Blogger Alisa said...

Thanks guys! A minute or so I think. I can milk the two parts when the fleas are just chilling on the dog/monkey, or make em really short. And the travel bit is flexible too. I just really like the idea of fleas taking a taxi/plane. The animatic will tell me.

9:00 PM

Blogger Chris Ko said...

The monkey reminds me of Tony Millionaire drawings


Just without the hat...

12:10 PM


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