-Senior Art/Animation Major
-Snapshots of characters and key story elements
-Personal Interpretation: “humans try to inhabit and take over an alien planet; aliens fight back with mind control”
The animatic starts with the main character in a mysterious, dark setting. You see a figure slowly pass by her in the background, then another figure moving in front of her and casting a shadow. She opens her eyes slowly, then in horror, she sees her alien captors standing all around her while she stands in a tank. She screams, and tries to escape. But she can’t break through the glass. As she struggles to break free, the tank she is in fills with liquid. She loses consciousness and floats silently while the aliens quietly look on.
She regains consciousness, but she is not herself. She is under the control of the aliens. As she completes tasks for the aliens when they snap their fingers such as jump, blink, raise her hand, etc, her eyes continually glaze over as they did in the beginning. Eventually, she begins to fight the alien control. Her eyes become clearer and she escapes the watchful eyes of the aliens one night.
She rummages around in the room where she was first held captive in the tank until she finds a locked box full of weapons. They are her weapons. She takes a heavy object and hits the locking mechanism until it breaks, and retrieves her guns and small knives. All the while, she fights to stay in control of her mind.
An alien comes into the room she is in, and immediately she guns it down. She runs out of the room and goes on a rampage, shooting every alien that comes near her. They fall at her feet as she searches frantically for an escape. It also gets easier for her to break free from the mind control as she shoots more and more aliens.
Finally, she comes into a room that has escape pods. But a large alien stands in her way in the doorway. She fearlessly shoots it in the forehead and runs to a pod.
But as soon as she reaches for the entry latch to a pod, she is brought to her knees, clutching her head. The alien she just shot stands up, the hole from the gunshot slowly closing. He walks over to where she is now convulsing on the floor, other aliens with bloody bullet holes entering the room and forming a circle as the scene slowly fades to black.