Happy Children’s Day.This day I thought of sharing my view on Kids perspective.
My teacher once spoke about 5-6 questions one Film-maker should ask before starting a project. Questions were:
Why you want to make this Film?
What you want to communicate?
Who is your target audience?
Where you will showcase this Film?
How you want going to communicate?
Let’s talk about ‘Whom.’ Who is going to be your target audience?
Biggest challenge in front of Animation Scriptwriter is, He has to write for immature minds with experience & maturity. This problem is similar to a creative artist, who has to learn and then unlearn the Art. What may convince me as a grown up storyteller may not be same for the kids.If given choice I will not do any humor below the belt but Farting is a great laughing gas for toddlers. I accept even I couldn’t resist as kid but now.
So this becomes really considerable to look at kid’s perspective.
Emmy award winning Animation script writer says “As basic rule, adults are more interested in people (they have seen enough action so that it’s harder to keep attention with it), while kids are more interested in action (they’re learning how the world works)
I’m all for it. Very often I witness same at home. My Nephew will fall flat laughing watching Tom and Jerry or Charlie Chaplin. On the other hand I’m just stretching my Orbicularis oris muscle. (Ho Ho... I’m in the league of Clinton n Bush.)
In contrast He doubts the talent of Russell Peters and Jack Black and when I laugh he doubts my senses too.
It becomes really important to think of the kid’s perspective while writing.
Very often I hear Artist saying Animation quality, BG was really good but still film flopped. We tend to forget that when any kid switches on TV, he is not expecting 3K texture map or Eye leading the head turn but a visually perfect story.In simple word a kid is the boss and an artist is servant. If we have pencil, They've Remote.So its wise to see there perspective rather we imposing ours :)