Rugula's Passion Act 1
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I really love this story. Just two elements that I'm confusing with. How can the monster take objects if in her hands has eyes (I love the idea that hands are eyes, however I don't know How she take objects with both hands). I'm confusing about if the human sees her in the same "dimension" or is a parallel when the human come through the new space?
I really love the art in your project and your story is very compelling. I wonder whether the two characters will be engaging in antics where they're trying to hide the human or are they going to try to show humans are harmless like any other misunderstood species? I do love that the story is from the monster's perspective and that the humans are like a myth.
So did your monsters and humans ever interact in the past to explain why they have their beliefs in one another. I know it may not necessarily be important but as a background piece I think that that would be kind of interesting.
I love the clarity with which Rugula is presented. She's living her best life and is very likable. What's unclear to me is whether she thinks something is wrong with Human Lore or with her work. I wonder if she is creating the sounds she wants to create or just following the producers' instructions? I look forward to seeing how this turns out!
Wow - love this whole concept and your designs/boards are superb at getting the message of the character's world across. I feel there is so much detail in the story that the level of detail in the boards helps me understand the character's world better. I love this cool character so much I almost wanna be friends with Rugula! I don't really think anything is confusing or unclear, though it does feel like a lot is happening. I guess the only suggestion might be having some sort of explanation in beginning that the human world and monster world are separate so it is clear when the young girl is there that this is a "unique situation" Nice work! Can't wait to see more.
What did you like or love about this submission? The art design is great and concepts
What did you find confusing or unclear? it was a lot of different things to take in at once.
What suggestions do you have to make it stronger? I think when you create the entire animation it will flesh out more right now it seemed a little conceded for all the concepts. It's great that you have so many things going on it's very creative. You are doing a great job! Keep up to the good work!
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Once upon a time…. In the world of monsters there is a monster named Rugula Sticks. Since she was a young egglet – or young monster – she would amuse herself with creating sounds and voices. It soon became a dream of Rugula’s that someday she would become an actress in the movies. Now, Rugula is a happy monstress because she has two great things in her life that bring her joy: cooking MunchBox meals and being one of the most favored voice actors in the monster film industry that does human character voices for the films. Her Studio company, Creature Feature Films, is the most esteemed company of the monster realm that strives for perfection in their films as well as actors. Mistakes were not accepted. Every day……. Rugula would go to work and do human character voices for the studio. To monsters, humans are seen as loud, destructive, fast and slow moving beings whose speech patterns reflect their personas. However, besides the tone of the human character, the monsters see the way of possible human speech to be quite odd and complex. Rugula would be given very detailed scripts to read, expecting her to know the ideal way of the complex language. Rugula thought she did everything exactly the way the producers wanted and shared the same beliefs in Human Lore the monsters have developed through the years. However, some part of her believes something is wrong. Until one day…... as Rugula was returning home, she hears shuffling in one of the allies nearby. Curious, she thinks it’s a sphynx kitten at play, yet as she rounds the corner is face-to-face with a HUMAN GIRL. Somehow the human found herself in the realm of monsters. The Human girl says her name is Phoebe and she was cleaning the storage closet of her costume shop. Yet she found a small door that was covered by a torn poster. She opened it and accidentally fell through the door to have it close behind her. Trapping her in this world.
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