hitting the ground running

I have a list of projects that I'm going to tackle, and the first one is a short film called Canary 752, starring two aliens on a decimated toxic planet. I did a rough design of them a couple weeks back:

Transient

I love parasaurs/hadrosaurs, so I based the taller alien off that.

One of the reasons I'm excited about this project is the effects I'll be using to make the aliens' skin constantly move with star-like patterns. Basically, thank god for alpha track-matting!

Typical of most of my shorts, there will be no dialogue, and the story will be driven by music and the characters' wordless interactions. I'm going to test myself to see if I can make this a shorter film rather than a longer one (it's harder for me to do short things, while longer things are the easiest to produce...).  I'm thinking 5-7 minutes.

Then after that, I've got a list of shorts and projects to choose from. Some of them will even be longer, like a mini-series. I'm rethinking an old scrapped project of mine called Ouroboros, which I had originally planned as my senior thesis but now might suit a mini-series format. Of course, I couldn't do it alone, so I hope to collaborate with friends.