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Visual Style Guide Environment 3 – Garden, Human POV 4 – Garden, Slug POV 5 – Garden, Layout 6 – Garden Props 7 – Hedge, Layout Ground 8 – House Characters 10 – Slugs, Shader & Textures 11 – Slugs, Shape 12 – Slugs, Sergeant 13 – Slugs, Newbie 14 – Slugs, Medic 15 – Grandma, Human POV 16 – Grandma, Slug POV 17 – Slugs, Human POV 18 – Tractor 19 – Diagram, Visual Structure

VFX 21 – Overall Look 22 – Explosions 23 – Dust 24 – Blood 1


Visual Style Guide

Environment

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Garden Human POV 1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7*

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Color Color Color, Temperature Color, Shapes Environment Props, Environment Props

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The garden is very well taken care of by the grandmother. Nothing in the garden is a coincidence even though nothing is even. All the objects in her garden has each their own little story to tell, they might be gifts from friends and family, or souvenirs from memorable moments of the grandmothers long life. The colors are worm with no threatening elements of any kind. It has the feeling of a timeless little world that the grandmother feels safe and secure in. 3


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Garden Slug POV 1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7* 8*

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When we see the garden from the slugs POV, the garden is shown as a sinister field of trials and danger. The bushes and grass is like a jungle with very limited depth. And something as harmless as an area of gravel will appear to the slugs like a vast dessert. All the colors will be slightly blue and very desaturated. The garden is suppose to be a battlefield to the slugs and there will be a very big contrast from the way the slugs sees the garden to the way the grandmother sees it. 4


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Garden Layout - Ground

Because the ground of the garden is an entire landscape to the slugs, the difference of material for the ground plays a very big role in the mood of the story. Grass will be like a jungle, the bark will be like a burned down ‘’village’’ that once were green, and the garden path will be like a rock dessert. From human POV the garden will look fairly mundane. But the slugs will experience going through many different elements of locations that can be compared to different real-world locations and climate from all over the world. 5


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Garden Props

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Worn texture of table & chair Shape of Flower, Color Shape, Depth, Color Human POV Prop, Pattern Prop, Mood Holy flower, Color, Shape, Light Prop, Sun damaged color Prop, Displacement, Light

We have props from the human world that will be seen different from the slugs view. And from the slugs view we will see small props like rocks, mushrooms and small sorts of weed plants that we can’t see from the human POV. The props from the human world will be old and cozy, nothing will be even, but it all fits together. All the props will tell the audience a little more about who the grandmother is.

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Hedge Layout - Ground 5

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1* Leaf Transparency & veins 2* Lea f Color &Shading 3* Hedge root, Shape 4* Briefing Look 5* Bush Leafs, Transparency 6* Post it Note, Worn 7* Post it Note 8* Rock Types, Color, 9* Rock Shape 10* Ground Rocks, 11* Soil, Color 12* edge out from hedge

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The hedge will have very closed space and the view out to the garden will be overexposed, and we wont be able to see anything of it. Small rocks is speared out over the soil on the ground. The scene will mostly be lit by bounce light from the outside, and few rays of light that escapes through the leafs of the bush will leave sharp and cold lit patterns on the ground.

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Roof Curve, Roof Worn Building Shape, Roof Curve Wood, Worn, Seems Brick Chaos, Brick Shape, Brick Color Plank texture Window House Shape Plank Univenness Window, Wood

The Grandmothers house is small and cozy with the style and spirit of an old Norwegian house. It is about 120 years old, and the years have put it’s mark on the building. The tiles on the roof is not all in perfect uniform place, and small piles of moss has started to grow between some of the creaks in the old tiles. The paint on the wooden facade is worn and the planks are slightly uneven. It has to look harmless, fragile and cute, and reflect the personality of the grandmother. 8


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Characters

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Slugs Shader & Texture

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1* Shape 2* Color, Displacement, shading 3* Sliminess 4* Shape, Displacement 5* Transparency 6* Transparency 7* Shade 8* Transparency, Displacement 8* Displacement, Depth-color

The slugs will have semi realistic shaders which will contrast there very simple and basic silhouettes and shapes in a way that will make them more stylized and unique. Most important is it, that the slugs skin are slightly transparent and of course it has to look slimy as well.

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Slugs Shapes

The silhouettes of the slugs are very cartoony compared to there shading and textures. There shapes are very different from each other, and there silhouette alone should be strong enough to tell the mood and basic personality of the character. The slugs have small props that supports there role in the story, things like weapons, helmets or medals will help the viewer to identify the character faster.

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Visual Style Guide

Slugs Sergeant

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1* Fabric 2* (Symbol, Material) 3* Beard Stubs 4* Shading, Skin 5* Shading, Displacement, Color, SSS 6* Chin: Wrinkles

The Sergeant is the toughest and meanest elite of all the slugs. His skin looks thicker and rougher than the rest of the slugs because of his many years of service to the mighty slug forces. He is not quite as slimy as the rest of the slugs, this will make him appear older and rougher then the crowd. He has stubs of beard on his massive chin and his ‘’over lip antenna’’ is suppose to look like a thick mustache even though it’s hairless. 12


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Slugs Newbie 1* 2* 3* 4*

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Our main character, the Newbie, is fragile and nervous. His old helm is too big for his head, and it’s a much older version than the helmets of the other slugs. The helm will make Newbie appear more clumsy and out of place in the battle field. His eyes are very big and his arms are quite short and impractical. His skin is a little more transparent than the other slugs. This will support his puniness, and make him look even more fragile. He is also a little more slimy than the rest, and this will illustrate sweat that will make him look more nervous. 13


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Slugs Medic 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*

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The Medic is the biggest of all the slugs. He is obese but has no overlapping skin. His small head, eyes and ‘’beard’’ contrasts his huge body and makes him look even bigger. He has small spots of old, dried blood on his clothing, showing that he has been at war before and that he has experience with being a medic. Except for the blood, his gear is in good shape, and one can see that he takes care of his equipment.

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Visual Style Guide

Slugs Slugs Human POV 1* General Look, Shape, Color 2* SSS, Color 3* Shading,

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When we see the slugs from the human POV, the slugs have no equipment what so ever. They almost look like regular slugs from our world, except for the fact that they are matching our movies shape language. The slugs well be almost even in size. The only thing that makes it possible to tell a small difference between them, will be there discreet variations in skin color.

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Grandma Human POV 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*

Texture, Displacement Flower(s) Fabric Shading Details, Wrinkles

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The grandma is a very small old lady. A person who everyone can relate to there own beloved grandma. Her arms and legs are very thin and fragile, her clothing is a little too large for her body and looks very old fashion. She is very short and looks completely harmless. Like the slugs, she has a very clear silhouette and semi realistic textures and shaders.

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Grandma Slug POV 1* Silhouette, Subtle details in highlights 2* Shape Languige

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From the slugs POV, the Grand-Mother is the ultimate foe. She will appear as a gigantic monster. And because we only see her as a dark silhouette she will look very intimidating. The only detail we can see on her face is her glasses, which will look like evil white shining eyes instead of a harmless pear of glasses. We will also be able to spot small details from her skin and clothing, but the black color will dominate her look. Her shape language will be way more edgy and sharper than what 17 it is from human POV.


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Lawn Mower 1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7*

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The Lawn Mower will be a oversized garden tool for the grandma, in human POV. From the slugs POV, the lawn mower will look like a giant doom machine. Where the grand mother sits, the lawn mower will have curved edges and corners. But up front, the lawn mower will be sharp and threatening. This is the only part the slugs will see of the machine, and we won’t have to make more than one model of the lawn mower. The front will also be rusty and worn, which will make it look more evil. And the headlights will look like shining beastial yes. 18


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Diagram Visual Structure Slug POV Exciting

Story Arc Relaxed Brightness

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VFX

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VFX Overall Look

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Pick Impact March Dust Blood, Blood on Plank Exploding Blood Salt Bomb shape Lawnmower Dust BG Nuke Nuke Atmosphere

There are many cases in the movie where we are in need of fluids and particles for explosions, blood, gunshots, fog, impacts and dust. The VFX will have the same look rules as the slugs design. Strong and defined silhouettes with semi realistic detail within the shape.

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VFX Explosions

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We have two types of explosions though the movie. One of them is the salt bomb explosion which is going to be a basic cone shape. The explosion will be fast and consists mainly of dirt. We also have the nuke clear explosion. This one is going to be enormous with a very defined shape of a mushroom cloud. It will consist of dark dust and lava like flames.

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VFX Dust 1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7*

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We have many types of dust movement in the movie. One of them is for the leaf pickers ground impact, that will be like a meteor, or something very heavy crashing down into the ground with no fire but with lots of rocks and dust thrown into the air. We also need dust when the generic slugs are marching downhill towards the battlefield. The lawnmower will have allot of particle effects as well. Besides these examples, there will also be need of fog and dust in the air. 23


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VFX Blood

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Gore, Exploited Slug Blood on Soil Exploding Blood Shape Dripping Blood, transparency Color, Shape Blood on Plank Density, Color, Reflectivity

The only fluids we have are the blood of the slugs. It is going to be red like ours, but it will be mixed with slime and therefore it will have a more dense consistence. The blood will be flying through the air and splattered on the ground. We will be able to cheat things like blood on ground and on the characters texture and matte paintings. So not all the blood is going to be 3D.

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