Here is the sixth prototype of the Alexander the Great Animation:
I will now reflect my work against my aims:
The aim of this animation is to produce a Animated Biopic based on the Ancient Greek Conqueror and King, Alexander the Great. The Animation will be 30 to 45 seconds long and not a second over. The animation will tell a part of Alexander effectively and utilize sound effects that are suitable for the chosen content that will help tell his story and make sure that the target audience is not offended. The Animation will aim for a target audience of school children since Alexander is a Historical figure and is consider a important part of our history.
Straightaway after watching this animation I can tell that I have failed to fulfill one of my aims which was to produce an animation that was at least 30 seconds long, but because this animation was another test to see if I had successfully got the motions that I had placed in the animation to work properly such as the eyes blinking and the mouth moving to show Alexander is talking. Due to the animation was a test it didn’t require at the time any vocal or sound effects in the animation, so another aim failed. Again one of the aims is ticked with the target audience with it’s animation style and the chosen information that Alexander speaks about briefly with the amount of present frames, which does get what information was placed across to them effectively.
One of the major influences for this project was actual this animation:
While this animation does appear to be completely fiction, that is incorrect because the animated series of Arthur was used to teach kids life lessons and this influenced the way I thought about presenting my animation. Because it was a animation that focused on a target audience similar to my own I thought that this might be a good example to follow with friendly characters that almost anyone could relate to. This is why Alexander looks and acts the way he does. It is also the reason why the speech bubbles are the way they are because it is almost a kiddy like style that is apparently easy to learn from.