As a part of my MA in character animation, we were asked to pitch a two minute film idea to the English national opera using music from one of their Productions of the 2020 season. I decided to use the Toreador song from their production of Carmen, and planned to do a charcoal animation using photoshop to add splashes of colour.
The film would be set in the Seville Bullring in the 1970s Spain under Franco, as was the ENO production. A Bullfighter would be seen boasting before a crowd of fans and tourists. Unimpressed by his bravado, a young woman would enter the ring and challenge the Torero's machismo. The two Engage in a dance/powerplay, fleeting between a couples passionate flamenco and a bullfight, with the man playing the part of the bull and the woman acting as Torero. The performance was meant to be a comment on the relationship between Carmen and the men in the opera, and their constant battle for dominance.