Since my previous post regarding my final animation project, I have begun drawing the frames of my animation and plotting out the script/subtitles of how things are going to go in this trailer of mine. I also recorded my own voice in different ways in order to emulate the different characters of my animation, and have thus had voice acting done for a significant portion of the animation already in recent days. In the coming weeks, my goals for this project are to complete the drawings of my frames and color them with specific hues, complete the voice acting of all the characters, and add free sounds of things and phenomena like thunderclaps, evil laughs, fire crackling, etc, so it truly resembles a finished product. Below are the initial 14 frames of my animation, as well as the preliminary script and scenes I have planned for the order of the frames and the animation as a whole, not to mention some sound files. I modified my frames on Photoshop by altering their Brightness, Contrast, Exposure, and Offset. I have yet to complete the final morphing animation of Salazar at the end, but it is in progress.
UPDATE: As of April 29, 2018, I created a Final Fantasy-esque logo for my animation that will appear at the end of the animation at the last couple of frames. The logo is also used in a recent Seminar post to illustrate a concept for an alternative way of presenting my animation in the form of a RPG video game, with bosses and everything as part of my final project for my Core Seminar 4D class. A small pixelated animation I made for the game is shown also in this Seminar post.
COMING SOON: Morphing animation, color, more sounds, and more voice acting.
SCRIPT for the animation:
FIRST SCENE: Slow zoom in on Mount Rushmore with Salazar on top (Frames 1-4). There is chaos everywhere. Put sounds of swords and armies clashing, fire crackling, people yelling. Sound that dominates is Salazar’s laugh. Also put sounds of stone giants stomping the ground and of rocks being smashed.
SECOND SCENE: We zoom in on Salazar. From behind him our heroes approach (Frame 4-5). Salazar fires lightning. Put explosions and laser sounds. The Aetos proclaim that he has gone on far enough. The heroes say, “we’ve finally caught you, Salazar! The Colossus Libertas must not be summoned, and we won’t let you!”. The Aetos demand that he relinquish the Four Artifacts.
Aetos have echoing voices. In the background quiet satanic chorus plays.
THIRD SCENE: Salazar laughs and hisses. The Great Alignment is DIRECTLY above him, shining a crimson light over him as he raises the weapons. “Fools” he proclaims. “The Great Alignment of the Four Worlds is at hand– an event that only happens every 4000 years. I am about to unify this fractured continent and become the most powerful being in the world, even more so that the gods! I will not get the chance to summon the Colossus again, not after stealing the Artifacts and overthrowing all the kings of this world!”. This is Frame 6 extended to Frame 7 and beyond)
“No one can stop me. NO ONE!” he yells, gone mad with power. “Under me as God-Emperor, there shall be peace and freedom. There shall be no war and no strife! All the Four Tribes shall come together! And there shall be no slavery like in Taleuka, where I suffered”.
Show map of the world unified and fractured. Zoom in on Taleuka upon its mention as well as the four nations (coded by color). These are Frames 8-9 or 10, which are the maps of the world from my previous post.
FOURTH SCENE: Zoom in on the Alignment. It glows as the Moon, Myrven, Hemos, and the Earth glow (might repeat Frame 7 but with some movement).
Salazar chuckles as he too begins to glow. A ghost of the Colossus Libertas appears around him. The demonic chorus grows louder and louder.
We cut to the heroes who say “No”, and are horrified. The Aetos try to intervene but are blown back by the subsequent shock wave and explosion. These are numerous frames ideally 11 to 16-ish).
Salazar says: “It is time! The reign of the Aetos is FINISHED! I am free, and I AM BECOMETH GOD, DESTROYER OF REALMS, AND SAVIOR OF ERNYTHA!” His voices goes deep and demonic.
Cue morphing animation. The heroes fall and are thrown back. Zoom in on Salazar as he shape shifts and grows in pain. Zoom in on parts of his body as he grows taller and taller. The Colossi step back and the Aetos recoil. These are numerous frames (give or take 5 or 6).
Salazar laughs maniacally.
“FINALLY. IT IS DONE!” he proclaims as his Colossi form is revealed after the glowing settles down. It is monstrous and grotesque. Hemos continues to shine down menacingly (frames 20+).
FIFTH AND FINAL SCENE: Salazar laughs demonically and roars like Godzilla as we zoom out from the mountain and from Eryntha and towards the dark moon, past flaming Ernytha, and the red star Hemos. His voice fades as the screen is overtaken by red.
Out of the red, the title/logo of the animation. “ERNYTHA: SALAZAR ASCENDING” appears in black obsidian lettering. Suspenseful music plays amidst crackling fire. This final scene has numerous zooming out frames and frames showing the slow fade-in of letters, although I don’t know how many yet).
Sound/ Voice Acting files (the first– Voice Acting 1 is the voice of the Aetos eagle gods, the next three are all Salazar):