Design info for scene III
Medieval folktales mention barnacle trees encrusted with barnacles that gave birth to baby geese. The legends were thought to have arisen over misunderstandings about the migration of geese and driftwood bedazzled with barnacles, but for our purposes it makes for an amazing alien flora that gives us the fruit surfboards in this scene!
One of the design challenges for this scene is in creating the barnacle encrusted trees that disgorge a goose-like fruit from the barnacle on an umbilical stem!
The fruits must be long enough for two to carry and should have “surfability” for the Crater Critters so they can ride them in a couple pages.
Page 3 Script
EXT. The Crater Daytime
A large ecosystem inside a giant caldera on The Quilt. An alien oasis surrounded by wasteland. As if this crater itself were inserted into hardship as a gift to those who would find it.
PANEL 1 (2 squares) Establishing shot
Wide shot of the crater showing the reader the bounty that resides in this small oasis among the hard wasteland which surrounds it. Teaming with alien plant life, there are small mountain peaks within it pouring rivers down into jungles of the exotic.
birds eye view down through the enormous leaves of an alien fruit tree, with the view of XTBD reaching up to try and grasp really long surfboard sized prickly, curved space-goose-pickle of a fruit. XTBD is standing on the shoulders of THUNK.
XTBD reaches up to the vine on the end of the fruit with a pair of scissors. The vine is tongue-like and attached to a barnacle on the tree. From below background we can see SLIVER and TAR are sitting and looking up
Well I’m always afraid my jar will crack and I’ll just become a greasy stain somewhere again…
If we just do it the right way there is nothing to worry about. Purpose pushes out worry. Just be careful XTBD!
but who decides how we are supposed to…
let’s just get along. This is a fun trip to harvest barnacle fruit. It’s FUN!