For this project it was simple (if only). 3 scripts, pick one.... One group of our choice and the aim to produce a stop motion animation for the script. We decided to go with 'They Call Me Trinity', A western spoof. I found that this script had a lot of potential and so we decided to go with that.
We analysed the script and looked at how we could possibly break the script down and so we added and took slight bits away. We ended up with 2 possible ways of doing it. The start when he is being pulled through the dessert by his horse and the saloon part. Realistically I could not see us ready to build and animate a horse so we went with the saloon scene. First thing however was to do the research and look into the old west for inspiration....
The old west refers to western america during the late 18th to the early 20th century. It was a time of great myth and legend where infamous gunslinging cowboys roamed the plains of the west. This genre has inspired many people throughout the entertainment industry in later years and has produced many classic films, actors and in more recent years, games.
A classic shot from the western 'Once upon a time in the West' showing the 3 bandits awaiting the arrival of Harmonica
Legendary actor Clint Eastwood that set standards for the entire Western genre... Everything to do with the western genre has in some way been influenced by the performances of Eastwood.
The video game 'Gun' which took its inspiration from the western genre. This game really makes you feel like you are there in the old west and the feeling of being able to control a gunslinging cowboy is awesome. This game was made for the Xbox and Ps2 covering that generation of consoles. It also went on to be released on the Xbox 360.
Red Dead Redemption (Releasing 21st May 2010 on the Xbox 360 and PS3).
As a group we all decided to go away and do our own research and start character designing. We set ourselves the target of having a storyboard finalised and character designs done by the 1st week.