storyboard excerpts


bonzelite
06-19-2005, 01:03 AM
here are some relatively recent freehand-drawn storyboard frames. all angles are invented, and are from the imagination. the motorcyclist was drawn from the imagination; the bike is invented, based upon a side-view only reference.

storyboard frames are drawn extremely quickly under tight deadlines. concern for action within frame composition is primary, with draftsmanship secondary or tertiary, depending upon the director's preference. however, i payed close attention to draftsmanship in this sequence, as i continually strive for higher standards in my deadline-oriented work.

drawing very quickly, with threatening deadlines and commercial pressures, will often force the draftsman into pushing the envelope of what is considered artistic, what is considered possible, within the present level of skill.

many drawings, then, are not showable, and are mere footnotes in that particular artist's journey. the following images, however, are some that i am more proud of:

http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/500/55975moteuraction_lowrez1.jpg
http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/503/55975moteuraction_lowrez2.jpg

bonzelite
06-19-2005, 01:13 AM
http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/503/55975moteuraction_lowrez3.jpg
http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/503/55975moteuraction_lowrez4.jpg

bonzelite
06-19-2005, 01:16 AM
and, evidently, i'm not very skilled in posting in the correct forum!

wow.

hey, ah, al or kustmace, you wanna relocate this?

stuffbyalex
06-19-2005, 03:27 PM
Nice to see more artwork from you Bonz. These are great. You're a master at rendering from imagination :D

Alex

Mshkttck
06-19-2005, 06:26 PM
Woah, that's great!

I love the use of lines in the first one. It's very... motiony

knightvision
06-20-2005, 11:35 AM
It's awesome!

I really love it. You know how to put speed, motion and action intop a still image!

What tools did you use?

And a general question... what exactly are these storyboards made for? Do they show them to the camera men and to the actors? Are they made before or after the story is written? Who has the last word on how the scene is filmed (camera position, angle...)
Do you propose the cameras position or is it defined by the director?

I'm inquisitive, I know.

bonzelite
06-20-2005, 11:46 AM
It's awesome!

I really love it. You know how to put speed, motion and action intop a still image!

What tools did you use?

And a general question... what exactly are these storyboards made for? Do they show them to the camera men and to the actors? Are they made before or after the story is written? Who has the last word on how the scene is filmed (camera position, angle...)
Do you propose the cameras position or is it defined by the director?

I'm inquisitive, I know.

these are for a not-yet-made disney attraction.

yes, the director of photography (cinematographer) sees them. the actors do see them, as well.

they are made after an initial draft of a script, then the storyboards fill in where the script is lacking. the storyboards are part of the writing, then.

last word is director.

it is most often collaborative about the camera angles. the director gives me a general idea of what he wants, then i visualize that for him. sometimes, the director allows for 100% freedom. others are very specific, and i am there as only a mechanic. it depends upon the diretor's personality.

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