The Mood Board is a collage of pictures, illustrations and everything in between that inspire your film idea.
I wanted to tell a love story and also wanted my short to be on the warmer spectrum of color. I had very clear that for the conflict and for the resolution of my story (all good stories have some sort of conflict and resolution, I’ll write about that in another post) I wanted a very specific color scheme that I found on nature (for conflict, the yellow and orange found on the flower, top right of my collage. For love scenes, the magenta and pink found on the flower at the lower left of the collage.)
Now, I also wanted color to have a big part in the storytelling. Now, that’s a challenge for me, I don’t have the greatest perception of color in my class, so I’m taking it as a personal task. Color Theory class with Adam Rogers, one of the best teachers I’ve had in my life, was a weekly but enriching struggle. Thanks to his patience and encouragement, I’m stepping up to the quest!
I also wanted some reference on how Hedgehogs have been drawn in the past, for inspiration and creative fuel. I’m still constructing the characters, but resolving the “Quills Dilemma” is really hard. Animation is a labor of love, and the inbetweening part is a really tedious task: I don’t have the time or patience to animate thousands of little spikes and color them. So the Hedgehogs have to be a terracotta color, with green surroundings.
The color Script is still on the sketching process. The color script is basically a guide of how color will be displayed throughout the whole story. The mood board helps to see color combinations that might help (or clash) and use them in the film.
By the way, all photos used in the Mood board are mine, only the Hedgehog’s illustrations aren’t.
Any color combination that you like here? Tell me about it!