Bom Dia from Eldorado!!
We have been in Brazil for over a month now! Hard to believe as time has passed so quickly. There has been so much to take in, from the exceptionally warm welcome we received to the colour and sounds that surround us each day. ACER is truly a vibrant place!
We have been lucky enough to be involved in an international sharing project called ‘Driving Inspiration’ inspired by the Paralympic games. After a couple of live link ups with the oscar nominated Animator, Gary Schwartz and producer Vicky Hope-Walker, we carried on our ideas for our character ‘Torch Head’ and his journey through Brazil. Exploring along the way the Paralympic values Courage- Coragem, Inspiration- Inspiração, Determination- Determinação and Equality- Igualdade. The young peoples ideas will make up the final minute of the ‘Driving Inspiration’ animation, created by Gary Schwartz, as Brazil plays host to the next Olympic games in 2014.
In order to collect some ideas of where the torch should go in Brazil and where the young people would take a new comer, we had some brainstorming sessions. Some of the suggestions were; Rio and the famous Cristo Redentor, the capital Brasilia, the Amazon, Bahia’s beaches and of course right here in Eldorado. We researched places of interest and printed lots of photos to have as inspiration for backdrops to Torch Head’s adventures.
Then, armed with cameras the young people set out in search of scenes to depict Eldorado. The results were fantastic! Looking at the photographs you get a real sense of the vibrancy of Eldorado!!
We matched each location with an Olympic value and started to work on what Torch Head might encounter at each, using storyboards. We plan to make a short animation of Torch Heads adventure….more to follow!!