Back on board revisions. Passing a milestone on my project.
THE SIMPSONS NEWS
Back on storyboards this week. I’m working on revising Act 1 of the 18th episode of the season. I watched the storyreel Monday and it really made me laugh. I really like this show. I was really surprised when the director told me there were so many revision in Act one.
Turns out I have a lot work to do. Usually I managed to finish roughing out the fixes on a board in about two days. This one is took me three. The director told me I have this week and next week to finish working on it but I’d rather try to finish as much as I possibly can THIS week. That way I can at least help out with the revisions of Act 3 or 4, even though the director told me they had small rewrites. By tomorrow, I’ll see if I meet my goal tomorrow.
I like Aardman animation. You know, the WALLACE AND GROMIT guys. Well, they did a little short for DC Nation using their CREATURE COMFORTS interview style with DC Superheroes. I thought it was great so here it for you to enjoy:
Woo Hoo! I finished thumbnailing page 5! Wow does that feel good. It totally feels like I passed a milestone on my personal project. That was an unexpected amount of work for 1/4 of a page of script. Now I have five more script pages to thumbnail, and I think page 6 is almost as complicated as page 5. Come to think of it, I think every page except the last one is as complicated if not MORE complicated than page 5. I’ve got a LOT of work to do. I hope I feels as good after finishing each one as I did finishing this one:
It’s difficult to tell from my thumbnails but I screwed up some visuals earlier in the script. As written, I had the Lead Sorcerer, take out a sack with a living viper in it and stab it with a knife in order to cast a spell. Well, I accidentally skimmed over that and didn’t draw it. When I realized what I had done I decided to go back and put it in, but as I looked at the shots, I realized it would have slowed things down. I asked myself why it was important to show that. It was simply to show that in order to cast his spells, that Sorcerer had to kill an animal. Well, I wondered if it would be possible to show that same thing more simply somewhere else. The answer was yes. So now, when I thumbnail the camera cutting back to the Lead Sorcerer in the next group of thumbnails, I’ll have the Sorcerer holding a bloody knife in one hand and a bleeding dying viper in the other as he says his dialogue. Hopefully, you can deduce what happened from the visual without having to spell it out. Once I board the shots officially, I’ll see if this plan will work or not.
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