BlastOff! is a pilot webisode for an upcoming 3D animated web series where each night as a child goes to sleep in his BlastOff! Bed (http://dreamlight.com/insights/12/BlastOffBed.html) (as seen on HGTV (http://dreamlight.com/insights/12/BlastOffBed.html#hgtv)), his dream based alter ego comes to life and flies through various space adventures. This 3-minute pilot webisode simply shows the BlastOff! Bed being constructed and its maiden voyage. This pilot was primarily intended as a simple exercise to test the feasibility of creating a series of 3D shorts for release directly on the Web. It was an exercise to go from concept to web and film festival release using off the shelf software and hardware.
Synopsis: BlastOff! tells the story of how the worlds of reality and fantasy easily blend together in the fertile imagination of a young child, especially when supplied with creative toys and environments. The story begins at dawn with a child’s wishful drawing of a space ship. During the day his father builds him a custom designed space shuttle bed and fills his room with toys. As the sun sets, one of the child’s toys, a little green alien, comes to life and is excited pretending to pilot the space ship. As his imagination soon takes over completely, the room fades away and the shuttle bed blasts the little alien out into space for a wild rocket ship ride through the rings of Saturn. The alien finally comes crashing back to reality as the child returns home to find his room is a complete mess.
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