Just wanted to say thanks to Jerry Beck for including Parade of Monkeys on the Cartoon Brew site. I've been getting a lot of encouraging responses from people who may have never found this blog.
And thanks to Joe Merideth over at Chewbone for pointing Jerry in this direction.
My goal for this film is to project the animation on multiple screens in a theatrical setting, mixed with live performance, lighting fx and live music.
This is a test I put together to get an idea of what this might look like. I'm hoping it will help sell the idea when applying for grants. Explaining this on paper has proven to be difficult. The animation is just the rough test I posted earlier composited onto the stage mock-up. I added fx's and stills from other scenes to help communicate how the story might unfold visually. The multiple screens will rise to reveal the full screen which I'm assuming will be rear projected.
But first things first...I need to finish the film. The production is being designed and planned so that the film can stand alone, ready for festival submissions and the adapt to create the live show....which will be a whole different animal. Surprisingly, I've been teaming up with some people here in Minneapolis who are supportive and willing to help make it happen.