Scene 3 was originally implemented into the animation to give the viewers a feeling for what the world actually looked like on the surface without any distracting actions before panning to the side and bringing the train into play. In the storyboard it was designed to give off a sense of baroness and hostility with restrictive metal fences and large mountain spaces spanning the horizon. However from taking that into the production stages the environment became a lot more vibrant and colorful, I had to find a way to balance the background and the restrictive nature originally intended without taking away from the detail I wanted to present in the scene. in the end I decided to include the frame of the fence without the in between and make it more apparent that it was a restricted area through the placement of a red stop sign (generally universal language for do not enter).
University Animation Project