My idea consists of short, 2D animated film about small tree people.
The tree people are small, dark men that are born with masks on their face. In the short, you'll see them performing a ritual dance until a comet falls from the sky and lands in their bonfire. Smoke and ash rise up in clouds, and when dispersed, you see another tree person crouched where the bonfire used to be. This is how they are born. We continue to follow the tree people with their dance until the sun goes up and they morph into trees and rest.
Here are my initial concept sketches:
|What a tree person looks like|
|Example of tree people masks|
|They circle around the campfire dancing|
|Example of a dance motion|
|Comet falling from the night sky towards bonfire|
|A new tree person is born from the comet and bonfire|
Also, this is my organizational flowchart, as well as my timeline, for the said production:
Note that no positions other than Direct, myself, have been chosen.