For my 3rd Year idea, I posed the idea of recording my little 5-Year-Old brother talking about a random situation concocted from his imagination. After travelling back home to Kettering to see Jayden, I was confronted with a thousand cuddles and some mild extortion for all traces of sugary treat. After the sweets had been guzzled, Jayden felt the need to get a story off his chest!
I was certainly excited to see that he has now come up with a fantastical story about him fighting thousands of aliens, to helping out superheroes. Oh, there's even a point where he transforms into a dinosaur and all sorts of stuff. After trimming down the original recordings I have the sound file below to show for it. Hopefully I will be taking this sound file on wards to be the foundations of the project.
Jayden Tapes_ Sound File
The idea for the start of the story is essentially based within a normal living room. I quiz Jayden about his day/night and he then introduces the story. Despite being set in the living room, I would like any imaginings from Jayden to jump into a world that's like a 2d side-scroller but in 3d. Things would jump back to the living room at given points within the animation for comedic effect. The 'Imagined' scenes designs could be in the style of child-friendly games, much like a variety of Nintendo games or even like some lesser known games like Shopping Cart Hero 5.
Art Style Ideas
In unison with these design ideas above, I think that it would be really effective if I was to apply a childish design to the whole theme of the animation. The best example I can think of is much like the music video of Nizlopi's 'JCB song'.