A parody of prescription drug commercials, and my graduate thesis project.
14 September, 2008
Character color, tone, and texture
I'm going for the "soft real" look for the character. Similar to Presto and more recent incarnations of Pixar's characters. I really think this tone lends to creating human characters that feel more real yet retain their cartoon sensibilities.
"Thanatol" is a 45 sec 3D character animation which parodies prescription drug commercials.
Enter a virile, attractive, middle aged man who's demeanor is no less than confident to the point of arrogance. ed.(Enter a withered, visibly upset, old man.) After popping a pill from a bottle sitting on a nearby table, ed.(he miraculously becomes younger, around middle aged, and more arrogant in demeanor.) After displaying his exuberance, his mood drastically changes as he begins to suffer the harmful / lethal side effects that come with the benefit of Thanatol.