After much time and effort, I present to you the final shadow puppet show “One Wish”.
Music: Pan’s Labyrinth Lullaby (piano cover by Sebastian Wolff)
|Task||Time Estimated||Time Taken|
|Storyboarding||120 minutes||210 minutes|
|Character design||120 minutes||85 minutes|
|Creating the set (Photograph, Photoshop, and stand)||80 minutes||140 minutes|
|Little girl puppet||80 minutes||55 minutes|
|Djinn Snake form||120 minutes||75 minutes|
|Djinn Human form||100 minutes||60 minutes|
|Bear with Chains||60 minutes||55 minutes|
|Extra objects (thinking bubble, clouds of smoke)||60 minutes||130 minutes|
|Practice (shooting and editing)||120 minutes||210 minutes|
|Final video (shooting and editing)||130 minutes||240 minutes|
|Total time||990 minutes||1260 minutes|
I am really pleased with how the final came out. From making the silhouettes to creating the background and shooting the stop motion, the whole project has been pretty fun. I want to continue making shadow puppets and maybe actually making them move in real life, not just in stop motion. The visuals of the shadow puppets, the contrast of the figures in the background and even how they move really appeals to me.
For making the actual animation, this is what my setup was like:
An extra there is another background that I made for the orphanage scene.
I want to create more intricate settings and characters, along with longer and more complicated stories in the puppet show form in the future. Maybe in my final project? I guess we will just have to see.