“The Bee’s Knees” my next short animated film (part 15 of a bazillion)
Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on August 3, 2009
So, I bonked the bee on the head real nice last time…
And gave him just a glimpse of his darlin’ the flower.
Now- on to the meeting!
This is one of my favorite scenes of the film!
It’s basically just cutting back and forth from a slow zoom into the flower to closer and closer views of the bumblebee as he gets more and more excited to see her.
I was thinking of old skool film technique where they just build up the reveal of the babe slowly- or even those stupid teen comedies where the girl has the wind machine
blowing her hair and the guys are just melting as she walks by on the beach.
Essentially- she’s a flower babe! How can he resist?
But I also wanted it to be like he’s a little kid getting a new toy for Christmas, too. A bit more of an innocent thrill as well.
I watch a whole lot of Spongebob- I think that will explain a great deal.
I like his little wings twitching as he gets more excited, and especially how he holds his hands in that last frame.
Okay, so she doesn’t really have hair…
I just wanted it to be like she’s turning around and her petals get in the way and she flips them a bit. Like she’s a babe without even trying.
And I really love the ‘duh’ face he has when he sees her for the first time. That’s how we men really look when we see a girlie we like.
Just ask your woman how you looked when you first met her- she’ll tell you.
My favorite shot of this page, though, is the last one where they just look at each other from the side for a little bit. It has sort of that seeing a girl somewhere funny like the
bus stop bench or something and sharing a nervous smile across the street kind of feel.
Next time- more romancin’!