PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A MAXIMUM BUDGET OF $100 FOR THIS. IF THIS IS UNREALISTIC FOR 3D THEN I WILL CONSIDER 2D.
40 seconds of animation are needed for this project as it will be looped.
I have an uptempo children's audio file that lasts 2m 20s. Here is the 'storyboard:'
0-15 seconds (guitar intro). Animation should show a small group of kids dancing in a school playground. There should be one lead boy who the others are dancing around.
At 15 seconds the vocals kick in and the lead child should appear to be singing the song. There should be a dream bubble appear that gives the impression the child is recalling the events from memory. The dancing children in the playground can be looped. The 'memory' should show the story of the lyrics:
"One, two, three, four, five Once I caught a fish alive,
Six, seven, eight, nine ,ten, Then I let it go again."
In the memory bubble the 'lead' child is out on a lake with his father fishing. He catches a fish and let's it go again.
"Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite? The little one on the right. The little one on the right. The little one on the right."
In the memory bubble the fish bites the child's little finger (right hand). In the playground the animation should show him holding up his hand to show the other children his finger that has a plaster on it.
As the child sings 12345 678910 the numbers should show up in the animation too (one after the other).
The animation can then be looped over the rest of the song with the exception of one very short section where the lyrics say:
"12345678910 shall we sing this song again"
This can be a simple black screen and white text displaying the lyrics at the appropriate time. The numbers should appear one after the other and should be synced with the song but other than this this part needs no animation.
So there you go - approximately 40 seconds of unique animation needed for this project.
The song is a modern, cool version of a famous nursery rhyme. The animation should be modern and cool too but still look really cute, colourful and wholesome. In your PM please show me your style or direct me to videos that have a style similar to that you will achieve for this project. Minimilistic/simple animations are perfectly fine- I want a quality animation but very low cost as this is a trial for the rest of the album.
Upon successful completetion the animator will be asked to quote for the rest of the album (19 songs and possibly a larger budget per song). We will also offer to include the name of the animator/company in the animation (that will be widely publicised) as an incentive to keep costs as low as possible.