Sketch Whales


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Yesterday I worked very hard on the storyboard for the portfolio. I am focusing on using camera angles and lighting for dramatic and story-telling effects. Forexample conveying speed and action by having a person blocking out the sun, making her silhuette black with white in the background.

Here are the first 8 of, about, 16 frames:



Written by Jacob Hartmann

March 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm

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  1. Really cool! Would be neat to see the rest of the storyboard, I myself am struggling with this part of the portfolio 😦


    March 6, 2009 at 11:04 pm

  2. Well I read a few books to get a good idea of what is important in a storyboard. The animation classic “The Illusion of Life” describes that storyboards should be about what’s going on and the mood of the situation. It shouldn’t be a diagram for the dialogue. And from looking at the storyboards of Ratatouille and Kungfu Panda, I can see that the artwork isn’t whats important either.

    So make a simple story, that’s told through what’s happening on the screen, camera angles and lighting. Show a lot of varied angles for a good reason.

    I think you should make it easy for yourself. I only use white and two shades of gray. While Miyazaki makes a full watercolor images for his storyboards, I think that would only complicate things for me. You know, less is more.


    March 7, 2009 at 8:02 pm

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