THE SIMPSONS NEWS
We had the day off Monday because it was Memorial day. This left me with four days to do the work I have to do this week. I enjoyed having a day off, I just don’t like how I seem to get punished for having it.
I did manage to finish Act 3 on Tuesday which gives me the rest of the week to finish Act 1.
The reasons I haven’t gotten done with Act 1 was because it had a really problematic opening that the director really wanted to work out himself. It was really tough but he solved it. Now I just have to make it presentable for the layout staff.
An excellent video on drawing eyes:
This is the fun part of storyboarding for me. This is the part I enjoy the most. The first pass at building the visual pace and narrative of a film or show. After all this time, (two years) I finally get to see what my story will look like. Once I’m done with this pass, I’m going to time it and make a rough animatic. But first, I need to get the shots down as fast as I can. All that work thumbnailing is finally paying off. I don’t really have to think as hard as I did as when I thumbnailed the shots. I just have to make rough clear drawings that tell the story. If it works at this stage, it will work once it’s cleaned up. I’m not laboring over anything too much at this stage. It just has to be clear.
Once I finished this pass and get ready to time it out as an animatic, I’m probably going to need more acting poses to flesh out the action.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve done so far. The program I’m using is TOON BOOM STORYBOARD PRO
The first panel above is in yellow because I just imported my original Post-it and stuck it in the panel to save me time. I’ll replace the first panel during the rough animatic process, I just wanted to have something there in the mean time. I didn’t want to re-rough the drawing.
I’m drawing the rough pass in red because, well, if feels more comfortable for me to do so. The red line makes it feel less final to me. It’s just a working habit I’ve acquired.
The drawing of the raven above and below is really clean only because I used an old development drawing I had done during the treatment process. It was pretty much the shot I had thumbnailed so just went ahead an used it.
The page count gets screwy here because I had to “re-print” the last two pages. I had forgotten to put in the dialogue and descriptions in the last four pages:
29 scenes down, 400 left to go.
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