Now we had to make opening credits, movie style, for our world once we’d changed tables again. This time we had the Splitworld: a Light Side and a Dark Side.
This video was the final product of the previous group’s attempt at making an animatic for Splitworld. The general feedback was that the build up to something big and violent was very good, and the conflict between the two Worlds was interesting.
What everyone didn’t like however was the dancing pig.
These two images represent everyone’s emotions when it came to the dancing pig.
George Clooney Darksider represents everyone’s confusion at why the pig exists.
So, as the new masters of Splitworld, our team was burdened with the glorious task of making Splitworld as awesome as the first half of the animatic, and removing the silliness as best as we could.
I completed the first 22 seconds completely by myself. It was my assigned sequence and apparently the strongest (gets hit with a sledgehammer for blowing own trumpet). The third and final sequence (everything from the door opening to the end) was a bit of a disaster. No-one had edited together the final sequence and many individual drawings had not been completed.
While the first sequence had been thoroughly planned, the third was entirely improvised, and was probably why it was weaker.
This scene inspired me to make a swooping/throwing transition in the animatic (when the Bee gets flung out of his cell in the prison)
We wanted to keep the singing worms in the video, so we searched for various sad/sobering songs that they could sing as the Bee is being lead through the prison to his death.
I can’t find the scene anywhere but the very opening scene of “The Blues Brothers” (1980) where the guards and bringing Jake through the corridors of the prison was a huge inspiration for our animatic.