This week was all about research and design.
Alex and I started out by visiting some local woodlands to get some good refference for the set.
Later on in the week we visited the Potteries Museum in Stoke and looked at all the stuffed animals they had there.
I gave Alex a brief outline for what I wanted the Badgers and the Fox to look like and he set about designing them. Also through the course of the week a new character came about. A little jack russel dog, imaginatively called Jack. Jack was thought up as a way of explaining why the man (now named Barney) was in the woods to begin with, he was walking his dog.
This week we had our first team meeting. Alex Young, Tommy Grainger, Jon Colenso and I all met up and discussed who would do what within the enitial stages of the project.
We agreed that Alex would be in charge of the Badgers and Jack, Jon had the Fox and Tom has Barney. I am in charge of getting the storyboard and animatic ready, and recruiting 2nd years.
My first port of call was Adrian Tooth's office. Ade has agreed to draw the storyboard for me so I can make it into the animatic.
For now, here are some pictures of the research and the designs we have done.