My motto has to be something on the lines of, 'if your shit at something which might help you in your future then work on it', that's why I've posted a few things about Treatments!
As well as having most people from moving image on this blogger I've also started following other people as well, one of which is a 'Pixar' blog (its not an official one, just a fan one who seems to have a lot of inside knowledge or a lot of time on there hands)
This guys (or gals) latest post was about Pixar's next short film (which will be before Toy Story 3, which should be pretty good by the looks of things)
The short is called 'Day & Night' and it just looks amazing from the two characters and the typography in the poster which is below...
Firstly I'll get the treatment out of the way....well the guy has called it a Synopsis (which if you read down a few posts at "treatments 'take 4" you'll start to understand that they are both the same....sort of!), ANYWAY, hears the treatment/ sinopsis....
When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other's unique qualities--and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world--the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.
(read the guys full article on it at http://pixarblog.blogspot.com/)
So this treatment gives us no camera angles or how they will shoot it (which i kept doing), its telling us what sort of characters they both are and how they react together plus a vague description on how they resolve there problems. It sums up with 'the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.' which leaves you (well it leaves me) wanting to see it.
Right, boring bit over with, ok, this 'Day and Night' is Directed by a guy called 'Teddy Newton' who's work i love. I first saw his work in 'The Art of The Incredables' (which a book of the art work from 'The Incredables') which i also love, he was a character designer for the film 'the Incredables' which was Directed by Brad Bird. Brad and Teddy Newton came to Pixar together after they both worked on 'Iron Giant' (brad bird was the director again and Teddy Newton was Story boarder Etc) So they both came into this new medium together (3D animation)
The reason why i like 'The Art of The Incredables' was because of teddy Newtons work, hes very much influenced by the style of the 50's and 60's animation (which i absolutely love my self) so the book immediately applied to me.
This new sort film has Teddy Newtons style all over it, from the characters (having both eyes on one side of the nose is very 50's, that was inspired by Picasso's cubist movement which looked at things at different perspectives/ time)
can't wait to see it! :D