CONCEPT PAPER

Title: We Need Nature

Name of videomaker: Regine Camille A. Garcia

Genre: Animation

Tentative Running Time: 8 to 10 minutes

Format and equipment to be used: 1920 x 1080 HD video format using a stable digital camera mounted on a tripod

Final output

 

Introduction:

The Earth is such a fragile planet that people failed to recognize its value. The world we live in, the world that people and other living organisms dwell in, is slowly deteriorating because of the abuse of the very creatures that feed on it – humans. Everything existed even before humans – the ocean, the mountains, the rainforests, the animals, plants, flowers, brooks, they all existed. When we came into the picture, everything changed. Resources were used up at a rapid pace and pollution becomes an everyday phenomena. Everyone is suffering now from the faults of our own kind. Animals die and ecosystems die. Soon, we all will if the exploitation of nature and the environment continues on.

If we don’t make any means of changing, we will all suffer. The generations after our generation will greatly suffer. Because of our own hands, we humans will cease to exist – we die. We should find ways to restore the Earth because we need nature to live, to survive. It does not need us. Nature never needed us.

What we don’t realize is that even after our deaths, even if humans were banished from the land that we call home, nature will still exist. Nature will evolve with or without our presence. Nature will continue to live.

 

Objectives of the video production:

  • Raise awareness of the current state of the Earth
  • Explain what makes up the Earth and how it functions
  • Enumerate the pollutants that causes the planet’s deterioration
  • Provide solutions to save the Earth
  • Expound how the youth could contribute to a cleaner environment
  • Introduce the 4 Rs: Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
  • Create a striking statement

 

Treatment:

The subject matter will be presented through a stop-motion animation, making use of ink and watercolor to illustrate the point.

 

Visual pegs:

For the visual pegs, the project will make use of colored ink illustrations of the environment, pollutants, and other relevant drawings that aid in the sharing of information.

 

Storyboard

Narration Audio Visuals
Mother Earth, our mother nature. She existed almost 23,000 times longer than us, humans. 4.5 billion years ago and still she stands tall among us.

 

We inhabit the Earth. Our future, our lives, depend on her.

Background music of nature sounds: water, fire, crickets, etc. Drawing of the Earth.

 

Coloring of the Earth.

The ocean, the vast body of water that covers 75% of the planet, is our source of life.

 

Rain, rivers, streams, and the sea, everything goes back into the ocean – and the endless loop continues.

Sound of river. Drawing of the Ocean.

 

Drawing of sea creatures.

Beneath the majestic ocean lies the largest thing alive in the planet – coral reefs.

 

They grew for almost 250 years and sadly, 1/5th of it is gone.

 

A quarter of all marine life depends on it – feeds on it, lives in it, thrives in it.

Sound of bubbling water and dolphin echolocation. Drawing of coral reefs and seaweeds.

 

Coloring of all drawn elements.

The soil, that thin skin covering the planet – mountains, hills, valleys.

 

It is flourishing with organisms that grow our food – food that we harvest and we eat to live.

Sound of sifted sand and mud. Drawing of land elements.

 

Coloring of land elements.

On the rich soil lies the thriving rainforest – trees, plants, beautiful green things that provide shade, shelter, and food.

 

We need trees. Trees make the air that we breathe. Without it, we cease to live.

Sound of whistling wind and hissing of trees.

 

Sound of birds chirping and bamboo.

Drawing of trees.

 

Coloring of trees.

Flowers, gorgeous colorful things. Life starts with it.

 

Every fruit comes from it – every root crop, every kernel of corn, every tiny grain of rice – it comes from a flowering plant.

 

Beautiful living things that never fail to provide.

Sound of bees and the wind. Drawing of bushes and flowers.

 

Drawing of plantation field.

 

Coloring of drawn elements.

Critters of every kind, they exist too, just like us.

 

Land, water, and air – they are everywhere.

Sound of cows and other animals. Drawing of small animals.

 

Coloring of small animals.

Clouds, rainshower, waterfalls.

 

Sunrise, sunsets.

 

Starry nights and clear dark moonlights.

Sound of crackling fire. Drawing and coloring of elements.
The Earth is so beautiful, isn’t it?
But what about now? Sad music. Drawing of pollutants around present elements.

 

Coloring of elements.

This is the sad reality of the Earth’s condition.

 

Abused.

Overused.

Unappreciated.

 

And soon, it will wither.

 

When it withers, we all will wither with it.

But the Earth will rise again – even without us, humans.

 

It will evolve, it will grow, and it will thrive… without people.

Birds chirping. Trees swaying. Zoom out from Earth illustration.
Man is capable of destroying nature. But nature too is capable of destroying man.

 

We, humans, desperately need nature to exist – air, water, food, shelter – we all need it.

 

And the only way to save what’s left of her, our mother Earth, is to protect her from those bad things – chemicals, trash, smoke, dynamites, cyanide, aerosols – everything.

Relatively smooth music. Drawing of a bottle.
We have the hands capable of destroying… but we also have the hands capable of rebuilding, protecting, rehabilitating what is left inside a fragile bottle.

 

Hands that can refuse, reuse, reduce, and recycle.

Happy music. Drawing of hands.
Because… humans, really do need nature. Drawing of human head.

 

Production Services Environment Analysis

Production establishments: None needed.

Strong and weak points of the production establishments:

  •  equipment – N/A
  •  facilities – N/A
  •  services – N/A

 

Potentials and challenges:

  •  Studio set-up
  • Drawing skills
  • Narration timing
  • Stitching of still images

 

Budget and Schedule:

Watercolor Paper – Php150

Watercolor Paint – Php250

Assorted Brush – Php150

Water resistant Ink Pen – Php70

 

April 22, 2015 – Gathering of materials and set up of studio and equipment

April 23, 2015 – Painting and capturing of still images for stop-animation

April 24, 2015 – Recording of Narration, gathering of background audio

April 25, 2015 – Stitching of still images

April 26-28, 2015 – Post production

 

(Published: May 13, 2015)