smith family secret production boards

Here are the production boards for my final storyboarding assignment.  It’s the first scene from my friend Alison’s excellent series “The Smith Family Secret“,  where Cardiff Smith discovers that he can make his drawings come to life. 

smith family secret presentation boards in color

Here are the colored versions of the Smith Family Secret Presentation Boards from the last post. I also added backgrounds to the interior shots. I’m pretty happy with the first two, but I’d like to rework the color on the last two shots – I was in a bit of a rush and would have liked the colors to complement a bit more in…

smith family secret presentation boards

A couple months ago, my friend Alison asked me to illustrate these awesome books she’s written, about a boy who discovers he has the ability to make his drawings come to life. They are wonderfully written elementary-level stories and I know she’s going to have a lot of success with them.  Since I haven’t had a ton of free time to work on the…

batman boards

This storyboarding sequence spanned two modules – we were given a script for “Batman: The Animated Series” to interpret through storyboards. These are more of a progressive step-by-step production board as opposed to the presentation boards we did for the trunk monkey assignment. It was a good exercise to try to work in the style of a show, except that the school provided a…

trunk monkey in color

Here we are – trunk monkey, color edition. The consensus from my instructor & classmates was that the colors were a bit too bright, but hey, I was restraining myself. It took a lot of self control to keep from going brighter.  Note the addition of keys in the guy’s hand in the first panel too. 

trunk monkey storyboards

Our most recent assignment for storyboarding is to do a new take on the “trunk monkey” advertising campaign (here’s a link to the real commercials that aired around 2006). We had to create just 4 cleaned-up presentation boards to get our concept across – these are meant to be a summary of the concept for a pitch rather than move-by-move production boards. I went…

storyboarding

Classes just started up again this week! I’m taking Acting for Animators & Storyboarding. The acting class will mostly be videos of myself (& probably Nick) so I won’t be posting much from that class, unless we have some really Oscar-worthy performances.  The courses run double-time in the summer so I have two deadlines per week. I’m looking forward to the storyboarding class –…