I am creating a funny short animation (30 seconds to 1 minute), no dialogue involved. I need a story developed as well as a simple storyboard to illustrate the action and key poses.
The story must contain these basic elements:
Essential Element #1: Character Emotional Development
If conflict, tension and suspense drive the reader to turn the page or send the viewer to the edge of her seat, the character emotional development motivates them. Readers read stories and viewers go to the movies to learn about a character's emotional development. The word development implies growth or change.
Essential Element #2: Goal
The protagonist has a long-term goal for the duration of the story. They may or may not reach the scene goal by scene's end, but viewers and readers who know what is at stake for the character are more apt to cheer for the character's successes and mourn his failures.
Essential Element #3: Conflict
Embedded within dramatic action lies a layer or two of conflict, tension and/or suspense. The conflict does not have to be overt, but it must be present in some form (internal or external conflict)
Essential Element #4: Emotional Change
Just as the action in every scene affects the overall emotional growth of your characters as a reflection of the entire work, the action also affects your characters emotional state at the scene level. In other words, the character's mood changes because of what is said or done in that specific scene..
Essential Element #5: Thematic Significance
Thematic significance not only creates mood, it also creates the final layer of scene and the overall spirit of your story. Your reason for writing the story, what you want your readers to take away from having read it holds the key to your theme. When the details you use in scene support the thematic significance you have an intricately layered scene that provides meaning and depth to the overall plot.
I can provide animation examples after bidding.
You can choose one or 2 of the attached characters for the story ( story must not include more than 2 characters) . I've also attached an example of how a simple storyboard should look like.