As I have been out cold for a good week and a half or more, I do not have much to give for this progress report. Sean has joined my team and has been very helpful in giving insight to the project. Now, the idea for the presentation of the project is well refined as is the idea itself.
The presentation will be a circle of eight stand holding the momentos of different people. Four of these stands will be of people who have lived or are living full lives. The other four will symbolize tragedies in life and honor those lives who were cut too short. For these four stands, we have decided to make a stand for a miscarriage, a drive-by murder, a car accident, and a bombing. In the center, I believe two computer screens or screens in general with a DVD player will be set up to play the split screen animation.
Each stand will be different in size and appearance to symbolize the different lives and memories, but all will have Life Gems in it. Like before, each Life Gem will be different in size and color. However, the Life Gems of the four tragedies will have profound differences. Though the four full lives will have complete and big gems, the four tragedies will not. The miscarriage will be a tiny Life Gem, the drive-by and car accident with be chipped or broken somewhere, and the bombing will consist of a dish that hold shattered Life Gems of different colors. The idea is that all will have a light rigged under it to give the necessary glow as a symbol of a lost treasure or the souls in particular.
I have done a few more silhouettes and will be focusing on mainly designing the Life Gems and completing the animation. Sean will help with making the stands.