Afreeka Radio Project presents work in progress Anasites for the Ghana Comic Network. These are humanoids and creatures that project content producers are developing and provide a basis for inspiring Ghanaian project developers and Ghanaian content producers.
In this workshop we are looking at how we would like to design the overall feeling of the cartoon movie part of the project and as such we continue to revise the “Ghecos Evolution” development of scenes and characters. As an example we have put together a short title demo and added a brief glimpse of a new character. Ghana Comics, Ghana Comic Network
A young Nyam boy was separated from his tribe during the commotion and finds himself lost in a city ruin. Running for days from a creature so terrifying, caused him to forget what he was doing or where he was going. He blinks through momentary flashbacks of the attack and is scared beyond comprehension to a point that he cannot move and although the water he now stands causes him to shiver, he dare not make a sound.
He knows something is wrong, he knows something about him has changed and fortunate for him he will not remember what comes next.
He stumbles on a rock beneath him and then it happens… with excruciating pain he screams, his heart beat quickens at an alarming pace, he clutches his chest piercing his bosom with his fingernails and stands paralysed like a zombie as the pain ripples through his mind, body and soul, and in a flash the pain is gone.
He pulls himself together in the still night and hears nothing but the cold running waters lapping at his thighs, hesitantly he steps forward, first one foot and then another. He stops, listens and then continues to wade across the void before him. He realises the stillness, no sound, in fact what worries him most, no heartbeat. He snaps his head left and right and slowly tilts his head to gaze at the shimmering water, but for some reason no longer fears.
He feels odd in someway, heavy. He feels slow but yet strong. He continues to wade and catches a glimpse of a shadow in the moonlight, he turns but it’s gone. He stops and bends to cup water in his hands to drink and then yells out a monstrous roar, louder than 100 lions on an african savanna.. His worst nightmare… there’s hideous creature in the palm of his hands… he cries and then weeps for the transformation is complete! He is his worst fear! He has become one of them! – An Anasite beast.
Monster Choreography, is probably one of our greatest challenges, especially during battle scenes.
During the rebirth of Ananse, he faces a creature born of his own blood. The creature knows nothing but hate and anger, and mistaking his creator for a foe tries to kill Ananse. Ananse flees from the Monster because at his rebirth he is unaware of his strength and capabilities as the son of the God Nyame.
However, we created a test clip to look at something else-Choreography.
As such we chose to assume that even creatures as dark as this, sometimes need to let their hair down and get their groove on, even if it’s for just a minute…we also added a snippet from the Sound track we’re creating for Ghana Movie Music. Ghana Comics, Ghana Comic Network
Nyabot and Anabot monster creations battle it out after fusing with “Ghaladamite Ore”. In the Ghecos Universe, Ghaladamite Ore is a special chemical compound that animates dead or inorganic matter. It features in the trilogy Chronicles of Een, Chronicles of Muna and Chronicles of Irofo as the key ingredient that enables both organic creatures and machines to mobilise their own kind of robots.
We know of the usual kind, the terminators of these worlds, but there are 3 in total, Organic Robots, Machine Robots and Organic Machine Robot Hybrids.
The test movie features a basic and rough design of a Nyamite Organic Robot. The other two types of robotic creatures feature in the Chronicles of Muna.
The organic robots are designed with plants, trees and Nyamite and Anasite creatures in mind. Nyamite robots descended from Nyame are referred to as Nyabots and Anasite descended robots, Anabots. Ghana Comics, Ghana Comic Network
Many paths will lead you to your fate, but only one direction will lead you to your destiny.
Take that one thought, follow one path, and focus on one direction to succeed.
It has been said that the absence of light is darkness and the presence of light is the omission of darkness.
It can be said that without darkness we cannot see the light and it is through darkness we acknowledge how bright life can be.
To see into the dark would require that you came from the light and so conclude, one cannot exist without the other.
You must know then, that darkness is always and but for the opening of its eye, there would be no light.
Let not this eye choose to see, for from this void will emerge a spark, a disease, a prismic light of colours carrying an infinite expanse of chaos.
Do not be fooled by the beauty that follows, for its age it shall be brief, as each colour journeys only to return to its source and for each destination that shines brightness, be sure that the Dark Expanse will reclaim it as its own.
Know then, that such an event has begun, the spark of all cosmic things and the prisonic evolution of life, spawned through the birth of light, when sparked at its brightest,