Well I know I haven't been keeping up to date with the blog but I thought of a few ideas over the break.
Firstly I was going to have a monster-like figure chasing after a boy. We find out in the end that the monster is just a well-silhouetted shadow of his mother. The boy is running away because he doesn't want to take his medicine for his bad cough.
We see a figure running away (first impressions are of it being a boy) and we know from the start that there's a monster-like creature chasing him. So we see it clearly. Then as the chase scene's placed out, we see that it isn't a boy the monster is chasing but a smaller version of themself. So throwing in a parent/guardian figure into the story first followed by a minor.
A boy running away from someone. At first the figure looks like a zombie - pale, groaning, out of breath, exhausted/tired/angry and covered in cuts, bruises and blood... But we find out at the end that it isn't blood at all but it is medicine spilt all over the figure. We find the figure to be parent/guardian-like and tries to feed the boy his medicine.
So I've been putting together a storyboard for the last idea as I think it's one I'd like to go for. I've been studying a few films to help me with getting camera shots/angles and theatrical make-up for the zombie-figure. Films watched/need to watch:
Shaun of the Dead
I Am Legend
28 Days/Weeks/Months Later
Boy Eats Girl
Resident Evil (1-3)
Romeo and Juliet vs. The Living Dead (Only saw the trailer... tooooo stupid to watch XD)
And a couple of games...
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
Call Of Duty 5: World At War
Left 4 Dead (1+2)
The House of the Dead (Woo for arcade games! ^_^)
Etc. Etc. Etc.
So it's basically time to knuckle down to Zombie/Horror elements! I need to figure out what's so special about Zombie films which differentiates them from other films such as Romance, Comedy, etc.