When you're planning a digital technology project and need ideas it's fun to look at a story you already love and extend the narrative...maybe from another characters perspective? For example, in "James and the Giant Peach" what did the seagulls think when they were captured in the silk and had to fly through the air carrying the peach? Did the talk to each other through gritted beaks?
From there you have a spark of an idea...
Have fun with it, maybe draw a scene with stick figures with balloon dialogue (story boarding) Or go into voice memo on your smart phone and record what the characters might say. Take turns playing different characters and adlibbing, you'll be amazed what happens and the fun you will have!
In the workshops we would create our original characters, record their dialogue and then create our animation using "real" animation techniques. With real animation, you record movement in real time as you move the actors around the stage.
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