Small Pond is about the hard life of living in a small pond. Mixing 3 behaviors of Fluid, Aggressive and Petrified. I came up with the idea from looking at my friends fish tank where there was 1 fish which was picking on all of the others ones. The background I want is just to be a water background and then maybe have a filter over the entire video to try and make it look like liquid. My concept is about 3 white fish flowing in a fluid motion, following each other without moving out of the path. Then a larger Black fish comes in and starts to act aggressive to the other fish and starts to knock them out of the pond. Then once there is only 1 fish left the Black fish starts to get into attack position to the last white fish. Just before the Black fish attacks the white fish starts to shake and and is petrified by the imminent attack.
To make this video I used Adobe After Effects and AutoDesk Maya 2013. I started by creating the paths which the fish travels and made sure that all 3 of the behaviors were shown correctly just using the black and white circles. Once the 15 second video was done I went into Maya and make a fluid box and made a still greyscale render which is used for my background. TO get the more fluid look I added a filter over the entire composition. The filter was probably the most annoying part of this project because it took awhile to make it look like liquid. After changing several of the values very slightly I think it finally worked and that my idea was shown quite well.