Narrative Project: Time Guide

This is a time guide for the scenes of our animation.

Time management of scenes


Narrative Project: Script Draft 01

Husaria Studios: Script Draft 01

This is our first draft of the script. Some scenes may need revision. The camera movement may seem a little bit confusing but as we discussed in the group tutorial we we will use a fixed set where the camera will be going down in the transitions of the scenes.

Narrative Project: Art of 18th century

For our project we have decided to use the art style of the 18th century. The 18th century has a beautiful baroque style as a main theme for all famous artists.

The chosen style for the animation is a theater play using marionettes. In the 18th century watching puppet shows were very popular. Many theaters, specially made for those shows were founded.

The puppet style animation is better for the theme of our animation, as the marionettes were maybe not something new (because they existed for a long time), but they were different from the repeating art style and theme of different forms of art. In 18th century paintings were usually about religion or high class people, painted perfectly, with photorealistic feel to it. On the other side we got puppets which are not so beautiful, made to entertain people instead of showing the best out of them. The puppets are like science in the enlightenment period, made by people and for people.


Narrative Project: Frame Sketches

These are just some quick sketches I made for our frame of our animation. The basic idea was to use a window but after some thought we decided that It couldn't work with all the transitions in our animation. 

Narrative Project: Frame designs

Those are the early ideas for a frames, which would be present in the animation. We tried to merge science and religion into one image.


Narrative project: Influence map.

This influence map illustrates some of the inventions of the 1800s alot of these are now used in todays society in everyday life.

Narrative Project: Influence map Art

This influence map contains various forms of art present in the 18th century, like fashion, architecture and paintings.


Narrative Project: History Graph

This is a graph containing the dates of the main scientific/intellectual/philosophic important points that were found on the period of 1700-1800.

This guide help us select the important points for our storyboard and animation.

*Additional points may be added in our storyboard / animation.

Narrative Project: Influence Map

This is an influence map containing the most important scientific and intellectual characters of the period of the Enlightenment.

1: Rousseau and next to him the "Social Contract" he published expressing the best way to set up a political community. Rousseau has been characterized as one of the fathers of the Enlightenment.

2: Voltaire, another important character of the Age of the Enlightenment.

3: Isaac Newton and next to him is his work "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy".  His discoveries and his scientific work was very important. 

4: Montesquieu and next to him is his work "Spirits of Laws" expressing  his main political principles.

5: Immanuel Kant and next to him is his work "Critique of Pure Reason" in 1781. His work was expressing the new age of philosophic idealism.


Narrative: Rough Ideas

For our animation through the beginning we had some rough ideas:

1) Priests vs Scientist. There would be two main characters, one will be a priest and one a scientist. During the whole animation they would argue and in the end the significance of enlightenment and the progress in would be depicted. During the whole debate things related to the changes and the achievements of science and religion during the period of 1700-1800 would be shown.

2) Symbolic use of animals in our animation to show the cultural movement of the Enlightenment. There would be birds in an old barn in a farm. A vulture bird would symbolise the religion and the character of the priest in that era. A canary and a flock of other birds would symbolise the people. While the birds would be in the barn eating worms a fresh berry fruit would fall to one of the canary.This would symbolise the Enlightenment and how the Enlightenment shed light to the simple people. The vulture would get angry because it wouldn't control anymore the birds by providing their food and in the end it would get isolated from the other birds that would fly away to find better fruits than the "worms" they were eating. 

These were the basic ideas we developed. Different versions, themes, symbolism and motifs for the stories above were developed.
-During our first group tutorial with Alan we were suggested to show the progress of religion and science in that era rather than using symbolism and hidden meanings that may confuse the viewer. The outcome from our story would be how science and religion conformed together. A suggestion of using a single frame in our animation and all the story happening inside in that frame gave us the idea of creating an infographique animation. 

More research

1701-1744 - Andres Celsius devised Celsius thermomether, he also confirmed that Earth is ellipsoid with flat poles. Catalogued 300 stars, discovered magnetic basis for auroras 1733 - Stephen Hales measures blood pressure 1742 - Andres Celsius develop temperature scale 1745 - E.G. Von Kleist invent leyden jar, the first elecrtical capacitor 1752 - lightening rod - Benjamin Franklin 1755 - first English dictionary - SAmuel Johson 1757 - John Cambell invents sextant (measuring tools) 1758 - chromatic lens - Dolland 1761 - navigational clock/ marine chronometer - John Harrison 1764 - Spinning Jenny - James Hargreaves 1767 - Joseph Pristley experimented with putting gasses into liquids making first carbonated water 1768 - Spinning frame - Richard Arkwright 1769 - James Watt developed steam engine 1770 - Torben Bergman invented machine for making carbonated water from chalk and sulfuric acid 1744 - George Louis Lesage patents electric telegraph


Narrative Project: Research 18th Century

These are some important things that happened during 1700-1800. According to their importance they will be put in our animation and help us with the story.

-1687: Isaac Newton  publishes Mathematical Principles of Natural PhilosophyThe second edition of this series of books was in 1713 and the third in 1726.

-1688: Isaac Newton has been generally credited for building the first reflecting telescope.

-1701: Jethro Tull invents the seed drill.

-1704: Isaac Newton publishes the theory of color and the nature of so called primary colors.

-1709: Bartholomeo Cristofori invents the piano.

-1712: Thomas Newcomen pattens the atmospheric steam engine.

-1713: Peace of Utrecht comprises a series of individual peace treaties rather than a single document.

-1717: Edmond Halley invents the diving bell.

-1721: Montesquieu's Persian Letters novel is being written.

-1722: French C. Hopffer patents the fire extinguisher 

-1724: Gabriel Fahrenheit invents the first mercury thermometer.

-1733: John Kay invents the flying shuttle. 

-1733: Alexander Pope with his work "Essay on Man" expressed the optimism and respect for reason that marked that era.

-1734: Joseph Wright was born. He was a famous British painter to express the spirit of industrialization.

-1748: Montesquieu's political theory Spirit of Laws is being published.

-1762: Rousseau's Social Contract was published expressing the best way to set up a political community.

-1764: Dictionnaire Encyclop├ędique is an encyclopedic dictionary published by Voltaire.

-1774: A court case ended slavery.

-1781: Immanuel Kant published Critique of Pure Reason in 1781. Expressing the new age of philosophic idealism. The second edition was published in 1787.

-1789: The French revolution began.

-1796: Edward Jenner first published the process of vaccination.