Hello! My name is Max and I’ve decided to set up a blog to track my thesis film’s progress. As of now I have titled the film “Connectivity” and if all goes well I will release it online and possibly through festivals starting May 2015. The film will be animated in Flash with backgrounds designed in Photoshop and Illustrator.
This film is going to cover a very personal topic for me: online friendships.
Out of the very real friends I have made in the past few years, both near and far, every single one has a story about a personal connection made through the internet. Some of these stories have happy endings, and some have tragic ones. While this film draws mainly from my experiences, it is inspired by each and every one of these stories, and the stories of the millions of people around the world who have connected.
I have started this blog because in the process of writing my film, reading other film blogs and other types of development blogs has been extremely inspiring. I will hold myself to posting something here at least twice a week, if not more. At the time of this writing I am drafting my script, preparing character designs and gathering visual inspiration. In the next few weeks I will be storyboarding, designing backgrounds and finalizing character designs.
I will also be giving this blog a facelift sometime soon so it’s less bland and gray! Stay tuned for some more posts sometime later today.