I had a new client approach me to do a puppet for a short film. I really like that many of the design tutorials here at the school talk about working with clients. Every client is different. Some get into a lot of detail and other are more abstract, looking for you to fill in the blanks.
This client was a bit different from other clients. He is very new to the industry, but he had an interesting idea. I first thought, no. I don't have a lot of time these days for side projects but he was my son.
Yes, my 7 year old son came up to me the other day and said, "Dad, I want to make a movie." The rest of the conversation went something like this:
Ian: yeah, a movie.
Me: what is your movie about?
Ian: it's about the evil elf who keeps messing up my room even though I clean it up when you ask.
Me: you have an evil elf messing up your room?
Ian: yes, I drew a picture of him for you.
Below is what he handed me.