Hello Phil, I've been brainstorming a few ideas but I'm a bit confused about how simple or complex I should go that still contain the strenght of a good narrative, without disturbing the requirements of a good animated short story.
So I've found two examples of short animations (I'm not focusing on the quality of the animation but the story content.)
Video 1 - This sort of narrative structure/ story is along the lines I'm thinking of, simple but effective. A few characters (including the vending machine), not much dialogue purely interaction, no drastic change in environment, no appareant indication of there being a world around this small story. I personally prefer this type of short story telling in animation but I don't want to create a story that is wrong. It is simple yes, but I think it strikes the right notes on a 3 act structered story.
Video 2 - This video seems much more in depth than the other one (I'm ignoring the fact its 6 minutes long) and theres a lot more going on, a visible world etc and although it follows a structure is this the wrong type of 3 act structure that we're aiming for?
To me there seems to be a physical difference in an animted Short and an animated short Film. This one is much more film like. It's been done on a much larger scale than the first video. But is this too complex and not what the brief is after?
So my question is if a simple but well planned out story, backstory etc would be a bad idea?
and are we aiming to create ones more like the first video than the second?
Thanks very much :)