Category Archives: Advanced Storyboarding

Gun Play Animatic (A live action storyboard for Advanced Storyboarding AAU, Grad School)

And here is the animatic version of the previous storyboard I posted. The synopsis is restated once more beneath the clip. Notes were that a few sequences could use more time. When he gets on the bike and rides after … Continue reading

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Gun Play: A live action storyboard (Week 8-10)

We had to come up with a live action feature synopsis, and this is an idea that popped into my head during a faculty development seminar on safety, I have no names or anything, it’s a really rough undefined idea. … Continue reading

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Week 9 and 10 Sketches

Gotta get back into swing. Finish strong in these last five weeks.

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Hot Fat Ninja Chick with Robot Arm.

Did you know that I was in a webcomic competition a long time ago? I was one of the sad saps suckered into the Daily Grind Webcomic Ironman Thingy Competition Thing. We were promised fame, fortune, and life long camaraderie. (We weren’t … Continue reading

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Gesture Studies: Week 5 to Week 8.

Sketching has slowed as more straight storyboarding has increased. However, here are the assigned sketches for Week 5: Action analysis My father in law hands a box to my nephew (we’re moving) A drunken Minn Wild fan (also, coincidentally, a … Continue reading

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Classic film study: Maltese Falcon

Here is a scene from the classic film noir┬áThe Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre. I chose the sequence where Sam Spade (Bogart) loses a young inexperienced heavy that has been clumsily following him. It’s Chapter 8 on … Continue reading

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Final revisions to the Harris Burdick storyboards.

I got all A’s on this mofo. Aaaawwww yeah. Harris Burdick Storyboard Assignment Revision II by John Hill Harris Burdick Storyboard Assignment Revision II w dialog by John Hill

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The divine magnet at work.

This past week my Preproduction assignment and my sketching for Advanced Storyboarding coincided. So here are some gestures taken from a hippo video I took @ the San Diego Zoo, some years back, and then a couple from my hippo … Continue reading

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Harris Burdick Advanced Storyboarding Assignment: Revision 1

The instructor gave me some specific notes, but in general this pass was just punching up some additional background details, clarifying some backgrounds and actions during the fight, and then I also elaborated the fight a bit more, to add … Continue reading

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Harris Burdick Advanced Storyboarding Assignment: Rough V1

Our assignment for the next three weeks is to storyboard a short sequence from a longer story of our own creation. The story we are creating hinges on the Chris Van Allsburg Illustration book “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick”. If … Continue reading

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Grad School Semester Six: Semester Harder!

I’m taking two courses this time: Preproduction, which is a course that prepares us for our thesis pitch. They call the thesis pitch “Midpoint Review”, which is just a fancy way of saying “convince us you have an idea for … Continue reading

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