Toyota ECB Sponsorship

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Toyota-Idents from BRS on Vimeo.

Storyboards for Toyota ECB idents.

Film director: Bugsy

Production house: Good Egg

Client: England and Wales Cricket Board

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi

Fielder Navigation System

Storyboard — Toyota ECB Idents — Navigation system 01
Navigation system 01

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Rear-view Wicket Camera

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Stability Support

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The Bat Alarm

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Wicket Lane Departure Waring

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These boards are 100% digital, drawn on the computer using Wacom. Compare with drawings on paper, the old school way.

Praxinoscope – Galloping Warhorse

Praxinoscope illustration - Galloping horse rough drawing

Praxinoscope illustration for the Battle of Atoleiros Interpretation Centre - 14th century Castilian knight in armour charging on horse - line drawing, sketch on paper.

Praxinoscope preparatory illustration - Galloping horse - ink drawing on paper

Praxinoscope illustration - Castilian knight and galloping horse - animation transparency layers

Praxinoscope illustration - 14th century Castilian knight in armour charging on horse - black and white drawing.

Praxinoscope illustration - 14th century Castilian knight in armour charging on horse - b motion study.

Studies and illustrations for a praxinoscope featuring a 14th century Castilian knight charging on warhorse.

Inspired by Muybridge sequential photographs of a galloping horse from his famous Animal Locomotion series (1887).  I would recommend the book,  still unmatched to this day as a reference for painters and animators interested in studying movement. This praxinoscope is part of a larger permanent historical exhibition designed for the Battle of Atoleiros Interpretation Centre, in Fronteira, Portugal. The knight above is an example of the cavalry that took part in the Battle of Atoleiros in April 1384, between Portuguese infantry and a punitive expedition sent by John I of Castile.

Project design by Johan Schelfhout, M.D. Maverick ICS

A short animated test done in Adobe Flash:

Animated castilian knight on galloping warhorse
Castilian knight on galloping warhorse

More samples about this project in the Film Storyboards Drawers blog. If you liked this post and are interested the rich medieval history of Portugal, watch more Atoleiros Battle animatic storyboards and the Aljubarrota battle storyboards.

Atoleiros Battle Animatics Part 02

Visual Narrative

Part two of a series of animatic drawings done for a cross media project on display at the Battle of Atoleiros Interpretation Centre, Fronteira.

See Atoleiros Battle animatics — part 01.

These drawings complement the battle reconstitution film within a larger cross media installation. The Portuguese Interregnum, or the 1383-85 Crisis, is a story of royal tangle, intrigue and treason. To translate it into visual narrative for a larger public, we imagined a virtual chessboard set. It shows each character’s role in their fight over Portugal’s throne, like in a theatre scene. Exhibition design by Maverick ICS.

Check more drawings from this project in the Film Storyboards Drawers blog. If you liked this post you’ll enjoy to watch the Aljubarrota battle storyboards.

Animatic Storyboards for Atoleiros Battle Interpretation Centre — Death Plague March — Animated storyboard

Atoleiros Battle Animatics Part 01

Animated storyboards featured in a multimedia installation designed for the Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Atoleiros. Project design by Johan Schelfhout, MD, Maverick ICS.

The story depicts the events surrounding the 1384 Atoleiros battle during the Portuguese Interregnum. We started with an overview of the scenes roughed in a sketchbook. This step ran in parallel with the writing phase of the adaptation. We tested mood boards in colour, mixing sketches, illuminations and voice-over to get a sense of timing. This part of the story is about the 1383-85 Crisis, and focus on the Marriage of King D. Fernando I the Handsome with Queen D. Leonor the Treacherous. It is a story of betrayal and court secrets, that portraits a kingdom at the verge of civil war.
Editing animated drawings with live footage allowed to spend more of the budget on re-enacting the battle.
Drawings are tell key moments about the political and historical context that led to the battle. The film is part of the permanent exhibition, projected on a drawing board in a reconstructed painter workshop.

The Battle of Atoleiros Interpretation Centre hosts the permanent exhibition in Fronteira, Portugal. In photographs by Fernando Guerra.

If you enjoyed this post and like Portugal’s rich medieval history, check more works:

– Castilian knight praxinoscope

– More production drawings from this project in the drawers blog

– Aljubarrota battle storyboards.

Animatics – Aljubarotta Battle

 

 

Animatics — illustrations series made for audio guides depicting the 1385 Aljubarrota battle for the Battle of Aljubarrota Interpretation Centre, Portugal.

The sequences take the visitor through different phases of the famous Portuguese defensive battle, one of the first of its kind in Europe, exploring the trenching tactic used, troops movements and other historical aspects while interactive features draw on some of the injuries inflicted on soldiers whose remains were later found on the battlefield, studied by archeologists and visible in the interpretation centre.

Project design by Maverick ICS, post production by KomKom Doorn.

If you liked this post, check the Aljubarrota battle storyboards.

Bikes and Kites

Shooting storyboards / TV Commercials

Bikes

 

If you want to view this storyboard on iPad, here is the link.

Kites

View on iPad.

Final edit of the film.

Directed by Marc R. Wilkins.
Produced by Lovo Films Brussels.
Client: non-profit recycling organization Fost Plus 2008 awareness campaign.

The roughs for the two films show my usual storyboarding process – a very simple one: drafting the whole camera angles and compositions in very tiny frames, on the fly, during live discussion with the director or over the phone – these where done over the phone and the help of very precise visual and written notes, so you’ll notice very little difference with the final boards.

Rough storyboard thumbnails - Bikes

“Bikes” rough

Kites Rough storyboard thumbnails - Kites

“Kites” rough

In this case a double page holds an overview of each 30 seconds film but there are instances where you would need an entire sketchbook for a single story.

Storyboard for an Ello Mobile Flash animation

Storyboard schema - Ello - Sumatra project

Storyboard 01 - Ello - Sumatra project

Storyboard 02 - Ello - Sumatra project

Storyboard 03 - Ello - Sumatra project

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Storyboard 06 - Ello - Sumatra project

Designed with LUON to present in a light-hearted way the Natuurpunt‘ Sumatran rainforest preservation project, one of eight charitable projects funded by Ello Mobile users. Each project is illustrated by a small animation featuring a family of characters.

More about these 8 projects and another way to support these online, through Ello Find, a Google powered search engine.

The final animation:

 

Ello Sumatra Animation
Ello Sumatra Animation

 

Another one from the same series.

The Hot Potato – Car Chase

Shooting storyboard: car chase and special effects scenes.
The Hot Potato, feature film written, directed and produced by Tim Lewiston, Wardour Pictures and Novak Prod. Shot on location in UK and Belgium.

Synopsis: Based on real events. London’s East End 1969. One evening, a government research establishment explodes; an event that eventually leads the two friends, Kenny (Ray Winstone) and Danny (Jack Huston), being in possession of a large lump of Uranium… They crisscross Europe to find a buyer. Accompanied by Danny’s girl, the lovely Carole. They encounter a diverse cast of bizarre characters, all trying to steal the ‘Hot Potato’, but a deal agreed inside the Vatican has the co-conspirators confounding each other. The story twists and turns to an exciting and unexpected finale.

Only two sequences were storyboarded: the action scene with cars and another scene requiring matte and special effects. Drawn directly with ink on paper, trying to keep the energy of the first draft, the second scene is just sketched roughly – as no more than an outline was necessary. Click on frame center to view sequences in full screen.

Watch The Hot Potato Storyboard on iPad.

Drawing the two scenes was fun.
Looking forward to seeing the movie.

Rough storyboard car chase The Hot Potato
Rough storyboard – Car chase scene

The Hot Potato storyboard car chase sequence - storyboard
One frame from car chase scene – storyboard cleaned

Rough storyboard The Hot Potato - gun scene
Rough storyboard The Hot Potato – gun scene

The Hot Potato One frame from car chase, firing gun scene - storyboard cleaned
One frame from car chase, firing gun scene – storyboard cleaned

The Hot Potato One frame from car chase, firing gun scene - storyboard cleaned
Another frame from the same scene

You can download the storyboard in pdf format here.