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Naila’s Story Arc

Incredible work, you should be proud of this already. Very powerful moment when the girl leaves for dinner and she misunderstands why. I had one thought/suggestion related to your plot. I wonder if you can use the music coming out of the shell leading to a song they all sing together, and so you can use music as a common basis/language for them becoming friends. otherwise the magic of the shell feels like a missed opportunity. Perhaps this might spur another idea, keep it up!

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My story spine

Great work. Love the setup...I'd love to know where this dragon came from? I'm curious what the dragon wants and why he's protecting the village? Also why are the bad guys attacking the village? would be good to know. Might also be nice to meet one of the characters in the village in your story. keep it up!

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The Prisoner's Cat

amazing, amazing work, you have the basis for a very powerful story here. Just wanted to chime in and say I agree it would be good to find out that he was wrongfully imprisoned. the more we know about his past the better, will amplify your ending so much.

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princess castle and the witch cottage

OOO fun, I love the difference between the witch's cottage an the castle. great contrast. Look forward to how this story develops, keep it up

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A Roller Coaster of Emotions

I can so relate to this moment :) but seriously this is the best ride idea of all time...where did you come up with it? Genius. I wonder how you will build a story around this as it's different than where you were at last week. Look forward what you come up with

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Meet 107

Great start, original concept, but missed the ending as it got cut off. I think because you are using Adobe and so you need to add an extra frame to the end to prevent this (I know it's annoying), you should be able to export it and replace it using the edit feature. look forward to more

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what if

All of these are awesome. But I love the dreams into real life idea most, makes me wonder what the drawback of that ability might be? keep it up!

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Yes we will archive the program so you can access it still once it's over!

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Yes you can definitely add dialog, that's a step forward. Generally speaking you can start with narration (which can be a bit of a crutch) and then gradually try to replace it with dialog when you can. You can also consider when pure visuals can replace the narration/dialog too. (similar to the example Ray we saw in this week's livestream)

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Hey Megan, I don't use procreate myself, but a friend at work sent this link! Maybe it could help with some brush settings and getting the most out of procreate or give you a jumping off point to explore some videos online! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQLdM9OiQTk

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Hey Julie, I think always bringing things back to emotional motivation/emotional effect of being up against the obstacle is the best route - you said you don't want to take the story into "too crazy an environment" which I am assuming means you don't to add more plot points or make the obstacle itself more extreme on its own - Without all the context it is hard to say BUT maybe think about how your character feels coming up against this obstacle, write it down in simple terms. What they are afraid of losing if they don't overcome that obstacle.... what are the consequences of failing or succeeding?... and take the answers to those questions and infuse them into your act 1 - maybe something about the characters history or personality or flaws - or what they want / what their relationship to their world or other characters is and how this all ties into the obstacle they have to overcome. Probably if you boil it down to "what are they afraid of? what do they want? How do they feel?" you can sort of reverse engineer it - "why do they feel this way? have they felt this way before? why do they want this thing?" and put that into your act 1 - you also can find your theme/moral if you can articulate the answers to these questions!

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Great questions! To clarify a bit more - Ideas about how a scene could be lit, or the way light could be used throughout the film to help strengthen or tell the story can come up at any point in the process - a lot of story artists and directors and writers indicate ideas about lighting in their work! But, officially speaking lighting happens later in the process (it's one of the last departments a shot goes through!) and color keys that will indicate about how light and color will be used in each sequence get designed in the art department (and story will inform choices they make). Then the lighting supervisors and leads / lighting artists and art directors will work out how to achieve that lighting look in final frames.

As far as brainstorms IN lighting - there were many times at Blue Sky that artists in lighting got to brainstorm HOW we were going to achieve certain lighting effects or even what those effects would look like design wise! I remember doing and seeing some really awesome pitches early on Spies In Disguise about what Killian's digital/hi-tech mask would look like and how we could achieve it fully in compositing!

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