Design Influence Map
After talking to Phil about the style and design of the animation and the assets, he pointed me towards the original Paddington Bear TV series.
I have begun to think about how best to tell this story and how to break it down succinctly. My main ideas so far involve very simple still shots of the objects as they make their sounds. Another idea I have thought about is having the sound collectors hand and a Dictaphone in shot as it happens and either just turn it on and off during shot or have him drain the sound using it. The latter would work much better with the final two lines of the poem;
Left us only silence
Life will never be the same
When thinking about the poems simple structure, having a lot of separate still shots makes sense when trying to convey the collection of all of these sounds. Either that or a single long dynamic shot where the camera moves to each individual sound and pauses while the sound happens.