Rocket Dog Pre-Production

Rocket Dog is a short animation created by Australian animator Mel Roach and American producer Gannon, their collaboration reflects a high quality production that successfully enters the alternative cartoon domain. Brought to you by Cartoon Hangover, the pilot short has promised 52 forthcoming episodes through a joint publishing deal between Frederator Studios and Studio Moshi.  

The aim of this project is to successfully replace and redesign all audio aspects of the short cartoon animation; Rocket Dog.

The scope of this project will include the following;

 

  • Original Song Compositions
  • Foley Recording
  • Location Sound
  • ADR
  • Sound Design
  • Audio Editing/Compiling
  • Equipment/Studio Booking
  • Team Organization
  • Cartoon Scripting

 

Score

Following on from the original structure of Rocket Dog, I will be required to produce 8 original song compositions. The length of these songs will range from between 10 seconds – 2 minutes with a congruent overall aesthetic throughout each song. In order to achieve this, I will be limiting myself in only using a carefully selected range of digital and acoustic instruments and processing.

Instruments

Custom DM1 Rack

Massive

Sampler

MPD32

Various Toy Instruments

Characters

 

  • Rocket Dog
  • Main Character
  • Main Man
  • Girl 1
  • Girl 2

 

SCORE

  • First scene – Dreamy slow paced                                 – 10 seeconds
  • Second scene – quirky bouncy                                    – 10 seconds
  • Flying scene – Fun dance music                                  – 10 seconds
  • Park scene Part 1 – Cute bubbly music                       1 minute
  • Park scene Part 2 – Intensified cute bubbly music      
  • Death scene – Quirky/Bobbly – minimal                      
  • Dancing Montage – intensified quirky/bobbly
  • Outro

 

SFX (by appearance)

  • snoring
  • scratching
  • farting
  • fire/flying
  • glass breaking
  • hitting walls
  • jumping on bed
  • butthole
  • pooping paper
  • opening scrunched paper
  • scrunching papaer
  • dog breathing

 

  • opening door
  • slamming door closed
  • sizzling
  • bicycle riding
  • bicycle chain
  • bicycle halt/brakes
  • paper envelopes
  • slamming mailbox closed
  • broken bicycle squeaking
  • bicycle crash/collision
  • trash cans knocked over
  • Fart
  • Rocket take off (small)
  • Dog leash extension
  • Air whooshing
  • Rocket flying (Close up)
  • Sudden landing
  • Falling onto the ground
  • Dog leash retracting
  • Grass rustling
  • Cat fart (squishy)
  • Poop landing on ground
  • Crickets
  • Eyes Widening
  • retrieving wallet (with mouth) – itb
  • Snatching wallet
  • Footsteps (grass)
  • Rocket picks up Cat (wood breaking)
  • Pulling on Leash (Balloon stretching)
  • Girl dragged on ground (grasS)
  • Polaroid Loading
  • Tear Drop – itb
  • Rocket grabs photo
  • Rocket pokes photo
  • Rocket pats bob on the shoulder
  • Bob gets surprised – itb

Dance Montage

  • Scene closes (FRIDAY!) – Door slamming shut
  • Back to back rubbing (dance montage)
  • Face Planting (dance montage)

The Next Morning

  • legs rubbing on carpet
  • Air whooshing “Hey moron!”
  • Air whooshing (hand waving)
  • Hand hits floor
  • Door slamming + Blinds rattling
  • Door creaks open
  • Door slamming shut again (intensified)
  • bob hits rocket on the head + whooshing sound
  • rocket nods his head, sounds like collar bell
  • rocket farts
  • rocket flying
  • bob and rocket break through wooden ceiling

Budget & Timeline

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Ref

 

http://kidscreen.com/2015/02/24/cartoon-hangovers-rocket-dog-to-get-tv-treatment/

 

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