Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Project 6: Animatic and Storyboard

Here's Eric Goldberg showing how a storyboard pitch is done! Note, how as this video is shot, it basically becomes a rough draft of an animatic.
'Trouble Shooter' Storyboard Pitch from Living Lines Library on Vimeo.

Jamie Hewlett animatic for the Gorillaz video, Clint Eastwood.

Felix Colgrave's Double King. This fellow doesn't do animatics OR storyboards and he turned out just fine!
DOUBLE KING from Felix Colgrave on Vimeo.

I really like what he had to say about learning how to animate... This is from his blog on

Someone asked: i want to animate. i just ordered a light box. i have no idea what i'm doing. thoughts?
Good. If you learn animation in an academic context, it’s often taught with a lot of arbitrary dos and don'ts that are a hangover from old industry methods. More concerned with teaching formulas than helping you cultivate a genuine understanding.

Familiarising yourself with the medium and experimenting with it before anyone else has influenced the way you approach it, will harbour an uninhibited relationship with what you’re doing, and you’ll develop working methods that are informed by your current creative processes.

Missing out that step is like giving an anatomy book to a child that’s never drawn before. That would be a weird. Just give the kid some art supplies and let them figure themselves out, then when they’re older they’ll know if an anatomy book is right for them, or if they work with a completely different set of values and processes.

So get that light box and don’t worry about the ‘right’ way to do things. just Play around with it, see what happens, and if you like the way something looks then roll with it. Good luck!