Animation Studio, Fall 2014
The prompt for this studio was to develop a story around the idea that "there is no drinkable water left." I tried approaching the prompt from different directions, asking questions such as: Is the entire world devoid of water? Or just certain regions? Is there still water underground? These inquiries led me down dystopian and sci-fi trains of thought that are not akin to my usual style – so I asked a different question. Where did the water go? Was it sent somewhere? Used up? Stolen? I liked this approach better and began thinking of who or what would have the desire or need to steal all the water. This point of view eventually brought me to the idea of fishkind having an uprising. My final story is based on the idea that fish begin taking over the human race (in a zombie-esk epidemic sort of style) in order to hoard all sources of water for themselves. Because the end product for the assignment was to be in the form of a minute-long animation, I chose to tell the tale in a quick-paced dream sequence from the perspective of a young boy falling asleep in class.