Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Student Showcase - Ronnie Kaye

One of the early briefs we introduce to our first year undergraduates here at Escape Studios is to re-imagine a classic fairy tale with a modern twist.

The final project includes a classroom pitch, complete with supporting material such as artwork, character design, and a pitch of the underlying premise.

As with all good pitches, the idea is to throw out a hook and get your audience interested in the idea.  If they like it, they will want to know more. And who knows? They might invest in your project!

Our students rose to the occasion and did excellent work. One of the most successful interpretations of the Red Riding Hood brief was by the very talented Ronnie Kaye, who has re-imagined Little Red Riding Hood as a biker girl in a dystopian world.

Ronnie's re-interpretation of the classic Red Riding Hood story is full of imagination and inventiveness. And some excellent design work, very well executed.

The brief was a loose one - to re-imagine a classic tale - but with the proviso that it must be recognizably based on the classic fable, and must maintain some sense of the original characters and the conflicts at the heart of the story.

In the case of Little Red Riding Hood, the story is about danger and safety, and about the tension between the need of a parent to keep her child safe, and the child's desire to explore their world.

A great starting point for an animated story. 

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