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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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Classic film study: Maltese Falcon

Here is a scene from the classic film noir The 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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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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A tale of pygmy flying hippos…

or a storyboard final based loosely on the loose idea I have kicking around for a thesis. Character designs not finalized. Below you have my rough presentation sketches, presentation board pitches, presentation board revisions with color, production board first pitch and revised … Continue reading

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The Drug Deal: A live action storyboard exercise.

I’m notoriously bad about marking up my storyboards with dialog, shot descriptions, and notes. Notorious in that I don’t ever do it. So the script we were provided is below: FADE IN: INT. SUBWAY TUNNEL — NIGHT ZIPPY, 22, leans … Continue reading

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Final Batman Storyboard

Here is the final version of the Batman storyboards. I got an A on this revised version. Feel free to let me know which versions you like best.

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Dunna-Dunna-Dunna-Dunna-Dunna-

…Batman storyboards! Way back when I was in highschool, or in college getting my BFA, this was kind of a dream job for me. A lot of other people were into “teh animes” and Toonami and all that, but I was really … Continue reading

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Quick little storyboard….

Another smaller storyboard exercise. We’ve finally started working from scripts, but this is from an assignment just before then. The premise was “Two characters are traveling down a road or path and something falls from the sky. You must use … Continue reading

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The. Thick. Of. It.

So busy lately. Sleep deprivation. Mood swings. Exhaustion. Poor diet. I found myself weaping profusely at 2am one night, watching some rap video on youtube, scrawling grad school assignments that I’m dreadfully lucky are all seeming to work out. That’s not … Continue reading

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Storyboarding Exercise….

I know, this blog has become a real window to the soul huh? This is an exercise I am definitely going to steal for my students. I’ve thought about a similar one before, if not for the simple exercise of … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I update…

and sometimes you read it. So I’m in Storyboarding and Traditional Animation II this quarter in Grad School. It’s a little weird, because unbeknownst to everyone else involved, I am teaching a storyboarding course simultaneously. So far I am a little … Continue reading

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Quick Storyboarding Ref…

Use of grey for clarity or drama. So blah.

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