Thursday, 10 February 2011

Transcription project - stylisation ideas

For this "trailers" Animation I am going to need to pic a style which works well with the script itself. When I think of Arnold Schwarzenegger, I think of action and adventure. Rather like the comic books of the 80's such as Marvel, this project I think would sit best in the old skool Spiderman/X-Man style imagery.


Little Tortilla Boy original source

This short video is from Pablo Frasiscos previewman parody about Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest film "Little Tortilla Boy".  Obviously, this is a spoof and not real, but gives grounds for an amusing animation to be created from it.


Idea for Little Tortilla Boy Animation

Little Tortilla Boy

In the city you must fight to survive,

*view of city over head*

he sold tortillas on the corner.

*short scene of the character Arnold selling tortillas on a street corner*

And the mob wanted in.

*we see police car lights fly past the screen/with sirens wailing - Arnolds facial expression in shock*

"I dont know who this guy is, but I want his tortillas." - *darkened sillohette shadow characters in an alley, acting as if they are planning a crime*

He had one chance (character lifts up one finger to the screen) and his chance was to fight back (character power grabs with super hero like determination in his face)

Arnold Schwarzenegger (character) standing and explaining to the audience "listen to me, these are my tortillas, im not going to give them up here. You have to get out of here. *shakes the camera and pushes away as explosion occurs behind arnold* They're trying to kill you, get out of here!"

*cuts to black, then fades up in "bullet speed" style animation of Arnold running, bullets flying through the air around him, whilst trying to save his tortillas*

Double the action, *shows split screen of arnold - both eating tortillas* triple the excitement. *cutts to a third still of three way split of arnold eating tortillas - The later one looking exhausted and struggling to eat the last tortilla *

"Get down!"

*arnold goes green - throws up tortilla*

More the excitement. "Get Down again!"

*still throwing up more tortilla*

They didn't know who he was. *cutts to scene of a confused character* "Who are those men who came here? What do they want?"

*violently shaking Korina*

"Listen to me Korina, you have to get out of here. *cutts to image of an exit sign* They're trying to take my tortillas!" *cutts to showing siolhette criminals behind arnold and korina*

*slows back to bullet speed - close ups of Arnold eating tortillas*

One man, one solution! *cutts breifly back to original still of arnold holding one finger up*

Arnold Schwarzenegger, this summer is *repeats clip of arnold running in bullet speed*

*clip changes to arnold in the "films" title, with him painted in as the super hero "Little Tortilla Boy"

Little Tortilla Boy! ChaCha on!

*end animation*

Transcription project - Comedian research

For the transcription research I have to find different comedians which use interesting language to help place a good visual image within ones mind.

  • Peter Kay
 "There used to be an old woman who lived next door to us. There was a power cut one night, so my mum went round to see if she was all right. She said, 'I thought there'd been a power cut – then a bus went past with its lights on . . .'"

  • Robin Williams
"Honey, you gotta pick a race first. All of a sudden you're a black man, then you're Diana Ross, now you're Audrey Hepburn. Then he's got the little beard going on. He's like Lord Of The Rings, the entire cast. Michael's about to jump species." [on Michael Jackson]

  • Eddie Izzard
The Spanish Inquisition wouldn’t have worked with Church of England. “Talk! Will you talk!” “But it hurts!” “Well, loosen it up a bit, will you? Fine… Cause that’s what it would be. “Tea and cake or death? Tea and cake or death? Tea and cake or death!” Students would be, “Tea and cake or death! Tea and cake or death! Little Red Cookbook! Little Red Cookbook!” Ca – you know, cause, “Cake or death?” That’s a pretty easy question. Everybody – anyone could answer that. “Cake or death?” “Uhh, cake please.” “Very well! Give him cake!” “Oh, thanks very much. It’s very nice.” “You! Cake or death?” “Uh, cake for me, too, please.” “Very well! Give him cake, too! We’re gonna run out of cake at this rate. You! Cake or death?” “Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry…” “You said death first, ah ha, ah ha, death first!” “Well, I meant cake!” “Oh, all right. You’re lucky I’m Church of England!” “Cake or death?” “Uh, cake please.” “Well, we’re out of cake! Well, we only had three bits and we didn’t expect such a rush. So what do you want?” “Well, so my choice is ‘or death?” “Well, have the chicken then, please. Taste of humans, sir. Would you like a white wine? There you go, thank you very much. Thank you for flying Church of England, cake or death?”

  • Dave Chappelle
*Dials 911*

"Hello, emergency..."
"Help! Help, motherf**ker, they coming to get me!"
"Now, just calm down sir. Where are you?"
"Oooohhh! Oh, I shit on myself! I can't stop crying!"

They play that s**t 30 or 40 times a day. Man, you see your buddies at your funeral. You know Dave s**t on himself before he died. Saw it on the news, died crying like a bitch. I be dead, I can't defend myself. That's not a nice thing to do. That's not a nice thing to do. No one calls 911 cool and relaxed. Now that s**t would sound ridiculous:

"Hello, emergency... "

"Hey 911 how are you? Yeah, aah, look... There's a group of hooded white men gathering outside my house. And it looks like they mean business. "Get out here ni**er." I gotta go. You guys try and hurry."

  • Pablo Francisco "Little Tortilla Boy"
 "In the city you must fight to survive, he sold tortillas on the corner. And the mob wanted in. I dont know who this guy is, but I want him and his tortillas. He had one chance and his chance was to fight back. Arnold Schwarzenegger, "listen to me, these are my tortillas, im not going to give them up here. You have to get out of here. They're trying to kill you, get out of here!" Double the action, triple the excitement. "Get down!" More of the excitement. "Get Down again!" They didn't know who he was. "Who are those men who came here? What do they want?" "Listen to me Korina, you have to get out of here. They're trying to take my tortillas!" One man, one solution! Arnold Schwarzenegger, this summer is, Little Tortilla Boy! ChaCha on!"


Transcription - New Project theme

The theme of corrupting childhood innocence somewhat became too much of a crude joke rather than something of solid backing, leaving it empty and overall somewhat confusing.

Therefore I have decided that if I am to keep the theme of sadistic humour I need something solid to back it, such as an already existing peice of work which can be transcribed into an animation.

The idea for this transcription is to take a joke from a comedian who uses descriptive language within his/her material and apply the audio to a visual CG animation to tell the joke.


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

STOP! Transcription revamp!

I have had my second one on one with Alan, and it has helped me push my project further and give me a better idea of what I should aim at. I was becoming increasingly aware of something not being right with my idea - the constant foul language used to shock an audience seemed to be more of an excuse to use it than for it to have any real reason for its exsistance.

THEREFORE I shall be using visual humour to convey this approach, as opposed to foul language. Innuendos will showcase the adult humour, which will help tell a joke which I may now take from a famous comedian as opposed to my own script.