Monday, November 10, 2008

Diwali Celebration in Savannah

Diwali- The Festival of Lights

Savannah recently celebrated Diwali with a festival- with traditional Indian food, dancing, lights and (a not-so-traditional fashion show put on by SCAD's fashion department). The word Diwali comes from "Deepavali", which is the celebration of Inner Light- particularly knowing that this Light outshines all darkness and awakening the soul to the unchanging, infinite and transcendent.

Friday, November 7, 2008

UP Trailer is out!

May 29, 2009!! (202 Days away!)

Fun times in reference photos

Professor Rousseau's storyboarding class took a reference field trip to Savannah's historic Factor's Walk in preparation for our Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde storyboard projects.
In the boards, this is the sidewalk where Jekyll is being chased by the two coppers.

Then he jumps onto the railing...

And is miraculously and entirely unhurt by the three-story fall! Movie magic at it's best!

Oh yes, and a real Savannah pirate ship :)

The Strange Case of Storyboarding

I've made some storyboards for Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). If I had more time (or managed my time more wisely,) I would have made more transitional boards to put in between some confusing areas- but that would have probably been 20-25 boards and I didn't have that kind of time! I may do that over Christmas break if I can't find anything to do.

Each of the images has their own camera movements and effects listed in their storyboard template. I have an example here for the establishing shot (the one you see first- it sets the scene for the rest of the story)
Enjoy! (and critique please!)


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Title Sequences

I've been studying and thinking a lot about title sequences lately- and I found the opening sequence for Kung Fu Panda online. Enjoy!

For more 2d design eye candy goodness, check out Art of the Title.

bring a book when you go to the beach.

Here's a photo of me from when we spent the day at Tybee beach. Taken by my roomie, Courtney Hood. Go see her photos at

The Gravitas

These are some frames from my last storyboarding project. We had to make a commercial for a smartcar called the "Gravitas." The idea was that this smart car is invincible- and in my case, fuel efficient AND able to defeat two very large monster trucks.

In the story, the monster truck moderators (who look astonishingly like Rhett and Link) announce the start of the 2008 Monster Truck Jam. Smartcar driver is lost and refers to his GPS, which leads him straight into the arena. Here is where I left out posting a few frames, but what happens is the GPS tells Smartcar driver to turn left and he proceeds to roll right over the first monster truck. He follows the GPS, rolls over the second monster truck and is directed out of the arena.
Beauty shot.

If that doesn't make you want to buy a really heavy Smartcar, I don't know what will.

I had a lot of fun with this project. I had never used Prismacolor markers before, and aside from spending 40$ for 12 markers, I thought it was great.

P.S. how about that tagline?

P.P.S nobody noticed that the the car in the third frame is vacant. Thank goodness.