In modern story-telling films and media nowadays usually requires exposition to encapsulate their main message tediously fitted for the audience. From time to time scrolling and analyzing through movies and featured films I’ve realized that directors nowadays are focusing and spending too much in story immersion, special effects, actors and originality rather than spending much time in editing and conveying screenplays fluently. This project focus on portraying film director Edgar Wright as master of transitions, making his art direction well known to individuals through a video essay which also featuring illustrations and animation for more clarity.
This video editing style featuring simple motion graphic, transition and split screen editing in a simplified manner without pouring too much on info dumps and slideshow.
For animation and illustrations style I’d like to participate in 2D frame by frame animation with cartoony style, having simple proportions enough to portray body languages and emotions. The reason is not only it’s my profession but also 2D hand drawn animation can dynamically express much more in nature of storytelling as you can squash, stretch, anticipation, staging and so on following the animation principles, which in my opinion could fuse well with Edgar Wright’s medium in kinetic transitioning without restriction.
In order to understand more about where, when and how to apply transitions, animation diagrams and an original storyboard has been made by me following Edgar Wright’s film direction in order to give the audience much more clarity.
Here’s the youtube link to the video essay: