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JINGLE BLUES: STORYTELLING & COMMISSION

FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN


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MY THREE WORDS
Though vague in its characterization, I chose to design around the
most common and famous interpretation of the Santas Little
Helper character and stuck with a Christmas Elf, due to the
possibilities of how I could personalise this Elf in an environment
such as a Space Station.

It was easy to go in this order after I got my character: if there was


an Elf in a Space Station, what was he doing there? When I
thought around the ease of design and keeping other characters
to a minimum, I came up in mind of a disgruntled Elf, left in charge
of a lonely outpost in deep space.

So now I have the conclusion of having the key be the key to


unlocking the Space Station. Now I had to come up with why it
was important to unlock anything. Santa being locked outside for
one, sounded like a good start.
STORY PREMISE
A bored Elf has to deal with overbearing Admins in order to not keep Santa waiting and delay him from delivering presents.

STORY LOGLINE
An Elf, who is like a cog in the machine in Santas present efficiency is left in charge of a lonely present filling outpost
in the middle of Space. When Santa arrives to fill up his presents, The Elf has to race against the clock and deal with
incompetent admins to let Santa in after his key card fails.
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CHARACTER DESIGN- ELF
I tried to keep to a simple style when
drawing my characters, though I wanted
to keep the anatomy visible. Due to his
surroundings, it makes sense for him to Initial Expressions
be in shape and physically fit, as he is
essentially an astronaut, but child-size
and slim, being a contrast to Santa
himself. He acts as a sort of clerk, so I
gave him a straight-laced design.

Though grumpy in nature, I want to aim


for a wider array of expressions, but still
have them in relation to the design
CHARACTER DESIGN INFLUENCE MAP
ENVIRONMENT- EXTERIOR SPACE STATION
I wanted to combine a Christmas theme with the design of a
Space Station. I wanted to incorporate a snow globe into
the shape, but I found that the more circular it was, the
more it lost an interesting shapes and the more structures I
added, the more complex it became to design. I tried
drawing the globe in a elongated shapes, and found a much
simpler design. I realized I could transform the craft into a
Christmas cracker, though not too obviously, as though it
was created by the Elves and made to look like a cracker by
coincidence.
ENVIRONMENT DESIGN INFLUENCE MAPS

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