During semester A of Level 5 I chose the World building elective, focusing on creating original believable universes for animated media. The brief required environment and character concept art as well as a large detailed proforma document describing the world.
The vast majority of the project was detailed written work, initially created by ‘playing’ a session of Microscope with other members of the class then documenting and expanding upon the results in our own time. The process involved the use of small paper cards, a timeline of eras was created along the top from left to right with a column of major events beneath each. Positive and negative events/eras are indicated via dark/solid or light/hollow circles on each card. Along the right was a selection of ‘INs and OUTs’ namely what is and isn’t present in this setting. Along the very top of the session I added some small diagrams and explanations for how the exotic physics of the world namely its day and night cycle might function.
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I created both pieces of concept art below via digital painting using Adobe Photoshop with some photo-manipulation, photo-montage and paint-over used for each.
At over 2500 words the final document was very thoroughly outlined and achieved a grade of 75/90