Thursday, 2 February 2012

Skipping Rope Negotiation

Wrestling with that damned skipping rope. I believe this is the first time I have subjected you to my handwriting, so I'll translate it if people need me to. At this poiint I'm liking the idea of visually-a-skipping-rope, but I worry that it's moving too far away from the concept of a prop...


  1. hmmm - maybe, the 'butterfly hunter' is actually some kind of probe/abductor of specimens - who snaffles up child character from earth (while she is playing with her skipping rope) - is taken to said space station for some kind of inappropriate examination etc. and somehow, said girl character wins the day with her skipping rope - Indiana Jones-stylee or similar? So the skipping rope becomes a weapon/escape mechanism/alien deterrent?

  2. I'm not going to break apart your idea here Meg but only to suggest another option if you would like to hear it... (crickets). Okay.

    What you could consider is that your skipping rope is a reflector shield of your space station (i.e. a pulse of power rotates around your station keeping the shield functional). You get a skipping rope effect - I swear to god I have seen it in Sci-Fi - it could be star wars not sure. But the shield could renew each time that layer of power emits around it.

    You could then have an attack on the space station where your butterfly catcher or clone catcher etc has to keep the shields opperational for an impending attack (very stars wars).

    Again just an idea ;)

  3. Hi – please don’t ignore this information – it’s important you order your animation materials NOW – delivery can take up to 3 weeks and you can’t participate in the animation workshops without the requisite materials. (If you’re organized already, ignore this prompt!).

    In the past, students have clubbed together to buy a pack of paper between them so at least they’ve got something to get started with; but trust me on this – you’re going to want a pegbar of your own!

  4. ~I'm lovin' the little mind map with the little pictures xD Nice ideas coming together there!