Well, it's done-for now. There are elements of this project that I'm really happy with, and things that I feel need altering. This film is definitely something I want to elaborate upon over the summer.
I ended up editing the last line "He still lives in that city. I wonder if he's still sad...." because, when it really boiled down to it, I was unsure of, well, just unsure of something about it.
I definitely changed some of these scenes, and eliminated the idea of using stop motion photography for the time being.
Basically, I ended up referring to my project as "fun with Photoshop." When I go back into it, I would like to add the stop motion photography, as well as incorporate frame-by-frame animation. Syncing sound in After Effects is an awkward process, and Premiere seems a bit rudimentary. Needless to say, my sound clip isn't perfectly aligned at the moment, but I'll fix that as soon as I can.
When beginning this piece, I realized that I was going to have to make some edits, as my original ideas were too ambitious. I thought about how much fun I'd had cutting up photographs for the walk cycle, and decided that manipulating photos was the way to go. I even wanted to make jaw flapping dialogue, and I'll tell you now that that part is going when I rework this.
My friend Jose recorded me reciting something I wrote, and I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the Kid Koala track that I did.