BLAKE SHIPPEE - EXPLORE, DREAM, BELIEVE, IMAGINE
Thanks for the opportunity to create a video for this great song.
We're going to make a fun 2D CARTOON ANIMATED KIDS VIDEO.
I would use my own hand drawn sketches to create the characters that populate the 2D world.
The backgrounds would be visible pulp paper patterns and all the characters settings would be 2 dimensional like South Park or the example above.
I would want to add in some elements of the simple words and numbers as a visual element when the lyrics are sung. Like "1. 2. 3. 4." in the intro and again with Animal and place names like world, ocean, snail, whale, moon and the words from the tile of the song: explore it, dream it, believe, imagine it.
The elements would be placed on groups and the camera moves by them or past them but the paper pulp background also moves but is always present as the background. Everything is always moving slow or fast as we zoom around the canvas similar to the Ultra Love Ninja style reference video below. We would employ a similar animation style but the drawings would look more like the 1st picture above.
We will create our own take on the Charlie Parr style reference provided. The main differences will be that our animation does not wiggle quite as much and we will be zooming in and around the art board vs just cutting from static frame to frame.
0:00-0:33 - Space+Earth "Explore it"
We Start in space and the numbers 1,2,3,4 in different cartoon aesthetics. We see cartoon Glen's Neighbor playing and zoom out of a spaceship to reveal a cartoony earth and zoom into the planet as our stage for the rest of the song. We see rocks and streams and a little girl looking at a butterfly and we follow her on her bike down a trail past a little kid swimming. At the end of this verse we see the words "explore it" as hang gliders fly past the camera.
0:33 - 0:53 - Mountain + Forest "Dream It"
We now zoom to a mountain chairlift and some clouds as snow falls on a ski area and a snowboarder does a trick. We see mountain climbers waving to birds and a skier does a big jump past the the words "Dream It".
0:53 - 1:40 Musical interlude 1
Band in the jungle.
1:40 - 1:57 Ocean + "Believe it."
We dive off the cliff on the mountain as birds scatter into the water of the ocean and dive to the bottom where our little girl is riding with snails on the back of a big whale. They swim past the same little boy form earlier on a surfboard who surfs past a sailboat that says: Believe it" on the mast.
1:57-2:22 Moon + "Imagine it"
This little boy suddenly imagines himself blasting into the sky back to the space scene we started at and on a giant satellite we once again see Blake and and band playing the song and the words "Imagine it. appear" as the girl floats by holding hands dancing with an alien.
2:22-3:05 - Musical interlude 2
The band continues to play and now we are intercutting kids of all different colors from global places all over the world. They are all engaged in Exploring or Dreaming activities.
3:05 -3:38 - "Explore It"
For the last verse we will reconnect one last time hero boy and girl and they walk past giant words: EXPLORE, DREAM, BELIEVE, IMAGINE.