Dreamworks Reflection

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Before visiting the DreamWorks Exhibition, I would not have been able to conceptualize how long or rather how much work or time was invested in producing a 90-minute animated film. The joint work of hundreds of people all with different job scopes, for example, the writers, directors, actors, and editors. The exhibition split into three main sections to break down the process of producing an animated film: Character, Story and World. In the Character room, the starting process of character development began from the rough sketches they came up with before finalizing on the actual piece of the character. Each of the animators work side by side, sketching their own ideas of how they envisioned a specific character, such as, Kung Fu Panda’s…show more content…
A plus about animated films is that the writers can play around with, construct or imagine anything that real life movies cannot. DreamWorks have done an unimaginable job in pushing the boundaries of genre, adapting traditional stories from a children’s book, a comic or a cartoon or developing a new script from scratch and transforming it to a new entirety. The exhibition displayed a side of the story-making process that clearly reflected the long hours that the people involved spent pitching ideas, sketching scenes, developing plots and writing dialogue for each character that might not make it to screen. Watching the videos of the animators and writers themselves getting involved in experimenting how each character should be embodied was humorous and heartwarming as it presented a side of movie making that people would not usually get to see. The ideas of each storyboard artist, slowly translates into actuality and bringing drawings to life. Also, to come up with a story development whilst collaborating with differing views and ideas would have definitely involved chemistry within the team of creators, which is especially evident in the brainstorm section of the exhibition. Looking at the large table of their workspace, although it was merely a set up, it reflected the amount of hard work and time spent as one team to come up with a solid plotline, ensuring that the stories would bring out the character’s growth and depth of the

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