The Kings World Duel of Shades is an independent feature I’ve made releasing to YouTube this Christmas. I would very much appreciate and be thankful for your opinion and feedback on something particular about this film as shown by the trailer. The experimental visual style. For this film I have created a new technique/genre in visual production. I call this a Thunder Animatic. It is an upgrade from the standard animatic,
-Animatic, still pictures playing one after the other to tell the story.
-Backgrounds are either thunder, stars, clouds or something else depending on the feel you wanna bring across
-Oversaturated motion affects in backgrounds and foregrounds. This is to give the film extra engagement through movement (motion is very important for engagement)
Those are the main attributes of this visual style. There has also never been a full animatic feature length film before, of pictures playing in sequence. That’s only been done for documentaries, short films or to plan the moving shots of a moving film (example story boarding) but never for the final product of a feature.
Maybe this is because an animatic has no movement? Meaning little visual engagement and is just too risky? That’s my guess. I’ve tried to redefine the animatic genre to be engaging tho. It’s been a huge risk, and I’m not sure if it’s gonna work yet cause I’ve only had myself and a few others for opinion.
So I would really, really love to know what you think of this new visual style.
-Does it visually grab you/immersion
Is the main question. Be as critical as you want, also I kept the story very mysterious on purpose. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be in this server I appreciate it.