My new idea is to use the micro-biological enviroments in a more scenic way, specifically to match the 'Adventure' genre. I know Richard is doing a 'monster' type genre,which will be very different, but if he feels I'm replicating him too much I'll let him give me a free punch in the face. I'm focusing on the enviroments, I want to match them to the type of scenes seen in adventures films, namely 'Indiana Jones' and 'The Librarian' but also films like Labyrinth and 'The Princess Bride'. The whole animation will have a 'quest' feel to it, similar to those old Mac/Windows adventure games. I'll post reference images from all these later.
I have a semi-refined narrative in my head, which I'll put into storyboards before Monday.
FIRST CONCEPT: Sperm Fertilising the Egg
This takes place on the surface of a 'baby fern', the Gametophyte. It shows the 'river' that bursts from the Antheridium (The sperm sack) that carries the sperm cells to the egg (Shown in the image) This is in the style of a swamp, the 'branches' are bits of tissue on the surface and the 'grass' is the fibre from the plant. The sperm cells are being carried down the rapids to the egg.
Next concepts are on the way.