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January 15, 2009

lsgl: animatic for act 2 bridge

by sven at 2:40 pm

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Here's the 2D animatic I roughed out for the new bridge in Act 2.

Most of the images were made with green colored pencil on 3"x4" black cardstock. The shoggoth was painted in acrylic on a white card.

Storyboard frames made in this fashion are very appealing! Next time I do a full film, I think I'll go through the trouble of translating thumbnail drawings into little paintings. Much more evocative.

Next steps: I've taken still shots from this animatic and turned them into 2"x1.5" jpgs. In Microsoft Word I've created vertical strips of photos which I'm now printing out and taping up on my foamcore storyboard workspace.

"story strip" fragment

The idea is that with certain sequences locked into place, I ought to be able to fiddle around with where to insert new shots using post-it notes... But without having to rearrange the entire board every time.

["Story strips" and "photo storyboards" are two more ways of developing sequences that I didn't talk about in my last post.]

posted by sven | January 15, 2009 2:40 PM | categories: let sleeping gods lie