Sunday, 21 March 2010

Christopher the Christmas Tree

'Christopher The Christmas Tree' is an Animation about a shaggy little Christmas tree that dreams about being a tall, beautiful Christmas tree and to be taken in by a loving family. Christopher grows old and becomes too big to fit in a house and instead becomes shelter to his many forest friends.

Watching the animated Christmas tree helps me to identify how the animator makes use of the 'build-up' of a Christmas tree and how moving certain parts, evokes certain emotions.

In the animation, the Christmas tree's do not move, they remain in one spot, only being able to 'shake' their body. As my Christmas tree is a 'gymnastic' Christmas tree, I was hoping to tackle this by, allowing my Christmas tree to hop as if it was on one foot, as oppose to giving it legs.

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