This review has five components for feedback:
- Preservation Hall Options
- First Pass at LOVE POTION animation
- Updated Bayou animation. BAD MOON, ONE OF THESE NIGHTS, WICHY WOMAN
- Mardi Gras stills and motion test
- Back to cemetery
We would like to collect all nots by April, 1 to continue on track for our third review April 24th. Thanks!
Act 1 - Preservation Hall Options - ROUGH SKETCHES
These are still just rough sketches, but we wanted to present two options for you to chose between. One is obviously following what was established in the physical set of the original show. We we will develop whichever you prefer into the final.
Act 1 - Love Potion - ANIMATION
These fireflies start to form slowly in the scene in front of the brothel, before the background disappears and the fireflies begin their animated sequence. Right now this is just on a black screen, but we are designing a dreamy night sky for them to be in. At the end, some fireflies will remain on screen, behind which the Bayou will appear, so that fireflies bridge the gap between acts smoothly.
Act 2 - The Bayou - ANIMATION
This render shows BAD MOON RISING (when the boat is in motion), then ONE OF THESE NIGHTS when the boat comes to a stop at about 1:30. At 5:14 the camera pans to the left, during which the witch’s hut will rise from below, starting WITCHY WOMAN.
Act 3 - Mardis Gras - STILLS, MOTION TEST
These stills show the square location for JAMBALAYA ON THE BAYOU and TREME SONG, plus the street for the IKO IKO parade. The render shows a motion test for the parade route, along with falling confetti that we can start at some point during the parade for extra fun.
Act 4 - Back to the cemetery - ANIMATION
TO MISS NEW ORLEANS takes place at the cemetery at night (we will add fireflies here as well) and then at 1:57 the sun rises and we start OH WHEN THE SAINTS.