When I started thinking about the upcoming movie project it was 2 things that affected my starting point for developing an idea. It's a lot of 3ds shorts that are in the comedy genre. So I wanted the idea to go in another direction. I want it to be a bit sad, a lot more slower pace than other 3d shorts.
And the second thing. What will I achieve with this 3d short and how can I manage to do that? Of course I want attention from the 3d industry and other people in the business. As I see it, it is two possible ways to do that. You can make a 3d short where the graphics and the effects is mind blowing, or you can have good story that make people think and want to see the movie twice.
Take a look at these two movies first, it will get you in the right mood. I want something similar look from Sonata and the soundtrack and editing from the Pianist is brilliant. So want to achieve some of that.
All of the action will take place in the apartment to the man. You can clearly see that he is sad and as a viewer you will think "why is he sad?" Then you will maybe see a wedding picture of him and his wife in the background, and/or a empty side of the king size bed. Then the viewer will wonder what happened to her? They start to look for answers.
Then the story goes another direction, and the viewer finds out that the wife was pregnant. That can be showed in by a pregnant test lying in the bathroom cabinet and/or he walks into the nursery they made together. Now the viewers will have sympathy and really think that the man don’t deserve this.
So, how did his pregnant wife get killed? This is a tricky part to show, but I thought of a newspaper. The headline can be something like "Millionaire gets away with murder, thanks to good lawyers" The subtext will fast and short explain that the pregnant wife was drove over or something similar and that he used all his expensive lawyers to get away.
After that we see that the man is looking in a album or something and takes up a gun. He his almost crying. Most of the people out there will think that he is going to take his life. But when he turns some of the pages, you can see that he have planned a murder. He takes up his gun and walks out the front door. Then we get a fade to white or black and we hear screaming, gunshots and sirens.
The last scene will be in a interrogation room where the man sits with a bright light in his face. Then some polaroid pictures is put down at the table. Picture of the millionaire's wife, and son.
So, I know this is a bit messy written, but it's a bit hard to explain. Everything seems pretty perfect in my head. The main idea with the movie is to make people think. Can they feel sorry for the person although he took revenge? Had you did something like that if you lose someone so close to you?
This version is for 1-2 persons
· The apartment scene can be modeled by 1 person in about 2-3 days. Here I want a full apartment where everything is modeled so we can play around and try camera work.
· The interrogation scene will take a half day.
· The main character. Maybe 3 days. Will be used for close-ups, so needs to be very good.
· The wife character. 2 days. Only used for pictures.
· The apartment. 3 days by 1 person.
· Interrogation scene. 1 day 1 person.
· The main character. 1-2 days 1 person.
· The wife character. 1 day 1 person.
· The main character. 5-7 days. Need to be tested really good. Will be used in the whole movie.
· The wife character. 1-2 days. Just basic for the pictures.
When it comes to the pictures of the dead persons, in the album and so on, I think that you can do a mix of 3d and 2d to get the right results. Drawing on top of some 3d objects or just draw without 3d.
The animation needs to flawless, and a lot of face expressions that has to be perfect.
The soundtrack needs to be good. So here I want to buy one from a web site, or try to cooperate with some music students. Or maybe some others that can be interested.
Maybe the most important is to get everything timed well. So it will be a lot of work in the post production part.
If the group expands and we got a group of 3-5 people, it is a lot of things that can be included in the movie. I have thought about letting the wife be a fully rigged character that we can use for scenes where he looks back or scenes where he imagine his wife is there.
Add the shooting scene. Just where he enters the room and shoots. You never see the other characters, but you can see him shooting.
Animate the car driving over the wife so it can be used in a bad dream or something.
As you can see, this idea is well thought through. I think I got pretty much control when it comes to the modeling, texture, lighting, 2d pictures and editing. I am always open for discussion on what to change to make this movie better.
As mention above, I don’t want to make comedy and don’t want something similar to my first idea. So what's not often made? I haven't seen man 3d shorts in the horror genre, so I thought that could be a good way to go. But the horror movies don’t really got a good story, too often they are just about loud noises and scary moments. But that’s maybe what you want from a horror movie.
Since it's a horror story, I want it to be filmed with a hand held camera. Love the feeling, and love how insane scared I was the first time I saw "Blair witch project" a long time ago. So my character should always be the one who is filming. He can put it down to film himself if he needs to.
I want something like this part from the Blair Witch Project.
I want him to see ghosts and things that surprises people. I am not sure how this will end, but many options. Maybe he gets out? Maybe he is being tortured? Maybe he burn the whole house down? Maybe he find a way to get ghost to go away?
The interior of the house should be really old and dirty.
Really hope everyone that read this will leave a comment on what can be change to the better on both stories.