Storyboard Artist

THE THING – Storyboard to Film Comparison

The visuals of both the desolate Antarctic and the ever-morphing alien creatures in THE THING were envisioned long before the movie was shot. Extensive storyboards were drawn by artist Michael Ploog so that all the departments of the production were on the same page in their preparation for the shoot. This is nothing new…but the Read MoreRead More

Proof Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Proof’s Previs Supervisor Monty Granito talks about the transition from storyboard to previs and how they imagined Captain America. Los Angeles-based visualization house Proof Inc. recently provided extensive previs and postvis services for the new Marvel Entertainment film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. “This new film was an extremely important project for Proof,” said Proof’s Read MoreRead More

Using Live Action Reference Plates for Disney’s the Little Mermaid

Once the voice recordings were finished, Disney animators used Sheri Stone to personify Ariel’s movements which were referenced in the animation process. Disney is reissuing The Little Mermaid on Blu-ray and there are some amazing extras that might be new to even cult Disney fans. (Like, for example, a look at a deleted character called Harold The Read MoreRead More

Study Directing by Doodling Your Favorite Film

It’s almost the reverse form of storyboarding – take a film you like and storyboard it out shot by shot. It doesn’t matter if you can draw or not – the important thing is to  break apart films shot by shot to study how they work. Drawing from films Drawing from films is a ridiculously Read MoreRead More

The Hobbit Vlog #9: Post Production

Previous Hobbit vlog entries saw Peter Jackson and the crew trekking across New Zealand, Now that principal photography is done, the work is turned over a team of animators, artists, colorists, sound designers, and composers. Older Entries: Part 1-2 Part 3-4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8Read More

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