Monday, October 30, 2006

CNS storyboard notes

I jump from show to show at work making these shorts, so I really need to be on the ball with a show's style. I end up doing a lot of work at the start so that it makes things go smoother later in the process. I spent some time today studying the storyboarding style of a show here called, "Squirrel Boy". Here's a page of studies I made from watching some episodes.

"The Uninvited" animatic

Darrick Bachman and I wrote the Dracula short that's in the previous post. This here is an animatic of the storyboards I did for it (done entirely in Mirage)...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Billy & Mandy:"Uninvited" & "Party" shorts

Here are the last two Billy birthday shorts! I thought these worked the best of the six.

Billy & Mandy:"Cake" & "Makeover" shorts

They played two of the shorts in a row tonight. Only two more to show! Tune in tomorrow. Those two are my favorite.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Billy & Mandy:"Macaroni Man" short

This guy is making my job easy. He's posted the second short too! It's the POV of Billy's birthday thru his parents.

Billy & Mandy: "Super Myron Brothers" short

Someone posted the first short on You Tube! Here's the first one. Keep an ear out for the monster named Myron, I did the voice...not that you can really tell.

Billy & Mandy Shorts Premiere

Billy Shorts Promo:

THEY'RE ON TV! Finally some of the shorts that I've been directing here at Cartoon Network are seeing the light of day. Apparently CN is showing the first batch of "Billy and Mandy" shorts I directed during a Halloween stunt this week. I guess they're playing a short each night this week at 7pm (I missed tonight's sadly, but I did get the promo).

I thought it would be cool to have all 6 of the shorts centered around one day and each short would be a different perspective on that one event. Darrick Bachman came up with the great idea that it would be on Billy's birthday. They turned out pretty good. Check 'em out if you get a chance.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Comic Con

Why post comic con sketches when everyone else does? I prefer to wait months later to post mine. This dude screams Comic Con. He's got the look down. He was heading to the train, COVERED in various bags full of the weekend's spoils.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Monday, October 09, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Burbank sketches

I need to get out more and do some environment studies. I get too caught up with work and all the rest of life's bullsh*t that I don't take enough time to slow down. These are a couple sketches of me doing just that. Just looking for cool compostions and interesting subjects.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Fosters Thumbnails

I was just cleaning up from finishing a board for Fosters and came across a couple pages of thumbnail studies that I thought would be fun to post up. Nothing amazing, but kind of fun all together.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Storyboard Comparison

I've decided that I should really redirect my blog here to more of a storyboard/directing focus. I've noticed that it's beginning to meander a bit away from what I like to do, so in an attempt to kick it in the right direction, I've put together a quicktime of a board I did a while ago. It's from a Mike Mingola project called "The Amazing Screw-On Head". Chris Prynoski over at Titmouse Studios asked if I'd board the 2nd act. I did the entire board digitally in Photoshop...a tedious program to do boards. I now use Mirage, but I digress... I really tried to make it feel like the comic (hence all the tone). The final show looks great. I just wish the script was as good, but I digress...I put together a movie that has the final show on the top and my boards at the bottom. I've been meaning to try this out for a while. I thought it could be a fun way to show storyboards. I'm still trying to figure out You Tube's limitations, so excuse the streched image.