This page is about a project I've been working on "on'n'off" for the last 10 years easily.
The story is far from done but by getting drawings on paper, it has helped me develop and create more of the story.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

"The Flying Boy" - an establishing shot

  I had an idea about an early shot in the project. An establishing shot, to situate the boy in the city but also to show his capability of daydreaming.
 The shot zooms slowly in on the tree.

  It gets to a branch and we see a bird coming in landing on the branch.
  The camera continues the slow zoom as we watch the bird looking around chirping.
  After a short while the bird takes off and the camera continues slowly over the branch.
  We now see the boy sitting inside behind the window looking out at the birds.
 Suddenly there's a bang on the window from outside, we don't see at first what has happened but we see a sole feather falling towards the ground.
 It was a bird who had flown against the window. Now lying dead on the ground.

"The Flying Boy" - the beginning!

  These drawings represents the first images I got when I got my idea of the story about the flying boy.
  The idea is that it's a normal kid in a normal world, anywhere in a normal sized big city, who wakes up on a rather normal day, about to go to school.
  Getting up, brushing teeth.
  Out the door.
 At this time I still haven't any ideas of the presence of his parents or even how they will be pictured.
 Walking by himself on his way to school.
  Stops up to look at something.
  It shows to be a small bird; a sparrow looking back at the boy.
  He starts to feed birds with, what's supposed to be the rests of his breakfast.
  Suddenly, not paying attention, he discovers that he has gone out on the street. Hearing a car approaching very fast.
  The car breaks heavily in front of the boy.
  By surprise he jumps into the air and manages to jump over the car.
  Astounded he lands on the other side of the car, slowly hovering in the air.
  He then sees the birds coming back to him as if they try to communicate.
 He takes of with the birds. he even finds out that he's actually capable of talking to them and also understanding them.
 Now the story will take off into a great adventure.