An entry (hopefully) for round 3 ProblemJam of the Summer Animation Jam 2018.
I suggest you watch those first before this one.
This is actually my first collaborative animation with other people online. A big thank you to Anairis and Jeremiah, I'm forever grateful for your help in lending your stellar voices to bring these characters to life!
Now to the gist of the animation. What's the problem of the future here you ask? There are a lot. Generally speaking, this is a post apocalyptic future. Modern society is history. Cities have crumbled and are no longer inhabited, this particular remnant of a city has succumbed to the harsh desert, our protagonists' lives are going to hell if they can't find food and water, people are being spied on? What is even going on here... is this chaotic future the effect of some colossal being?
I hate it when I sound like I'm making excuses, but anyway, I guess I got too ambitious. I only started production after I finished writing the story, which by then only nearly half of the allocated 3 weeks before the deadline is left, also leaving little time too for the voice actors to do their magic. And while considering the time remaining for production, I had to think of ways to be creatively efficient in planning the visuals.
A funny thing that happened was that I had a dream exactly one week ago about missing this jam's deadline and TomFulp sending me a message of my disqualification. Premonition is real guys.
(Well, almost real. Tom hasn't sent me a message yet.)
Animated by Karl Sia
Zed - voiced by Jeremiah George