Originally posted on the MA Character animation course blog, published October 20th 2015.
So then the ENO has selected their favourites. My idea was not chosen, but I’m still working on the opera Jenufa. Maja’s idea was selected and the last member of our group is Andreia, we are the only ones working on this opera. I’m very pleased with both Maja’s idea and my group although I see that it will be a lot of work to do.
First of is the story, Maja has like me recapped the opera, just from a different perspective. Our biggest concern is that the animation will end up really long because there’s so many things we have to include for the story to make sense. We are trying to really limit ourselves to maximum 3 minutes, but are fearful that it might be longer. So we met with our screenwriter Greta on Monday, who was really helpful and asked us several important questions to put the story together. At the moment we feel that the story and all it’s elements are taking shape, we just hope it will be understandable when we have it as an animatic.
Maja’s drawings from her pitch.