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 Read more…
Feature Films Mon Ket François Damiens – Artemis Productions – 2018. Storyboard for helicopter escape and opening scenes. Rattrapage Tristan Séguéla – Umedia / Les films du 24 – 2016 (pre production) Storyboard for helicopter scenes. Grand Froid Gérard Pautonnier – Bactery films – Panache Productions & La Compagnie Cinématographique – 2015-2016 (pre production) Storyboard, graphic design, prints for props & set design. Read more…
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. Read more…
Animatics — illustrations series made for audio guides depicting the 1385 Aljubarrota battle. 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 Read more…
Feature Films Jumbo Zoé Wittock – Kwassa Films – 2018. Storyboard for VFX & SFX sequences. Mon Ket (known as “Dany” for English audiences) François Damiens – Artemis Productions – 2018. Storyboard for helicopter escape and opening scenes. Rattrapage Tristan Séguéla – Umedia / Les films du 24 – 2016 (pre production) Storyboard for helicopter scenes. Grand Froid Gérard Pautonnier – Bactery films – Read more…
Since 1999, I draw storyboards and concept illustrations for feature films, advertising commercials, TV shows, animation, events, spectacles historical films and documentaries.
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The result of extended teamwork with producer & content designer Johan Schelfhout, Maverick ICS, this storyboard was initially used as a visual screenplay to pitch the show to Fundação Batalha de Aljubarrota but also proved a very good tool to help write the adaptation itself in sequences.
The script is an adaptation of Fernão Lopes chronicles, depicting the 1383-1385 Portuguese crisis known as Interregno. A story for the modern viewer, seen through the lenses of an almost contemporary witness, revisited by todays scholars to be as historically accurate as possible. The fierce political fights for power over the kingdom followed the death of the King Fernando I, and a civil war ensued culminating with the Aljubarrota battle in 1385, which involved Portuguese troops and English longbowmen allies fighting against Castilian and French knights. In this early version, the audience follows Fernão Lopes as the narrator on the battlefield in the the battle aftermath and is told how it came to be, from court intrigues, murders and alliances to medieval warfare and military tactics.
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If you are interested in medieval history in general and would like to know more about the Aljubarrota battle in particular, you should visit the museum, where you will be able to see the resulting show on wide screens.
As for the storyboards, we did many more for this adaptation, since there were adjustments made to the film, including re-shooting of a few scenes with additional budget.
Interior scenes were filmed with more people or in different locations than initially.
Even though we had a few film references, a big part of these scene actually work more like theatre.
In the end the show focus shifted towards a little bit more of spectacle and the battle itself. Another series of storyboards reflect that.
If you liked this post, check more Aljubarrota battle reconstitution projects.
Storyboard for a film projection on large screen (ratio 3/1) for Fundação Batalha de Aljubarrota (FBA) Aljubarrota Battle Interpretation Center – CIBA, in Portugal.
Crafting storyboards since 1999. Film Storyboards is a one person studio focusing on production design and visual storytelling. I draw for films, animation, and multimedia. In addition to storyboarding, the practice also provides production companies with concept art and set design. I design stories for feature films, action, historical movies, and advertising TV commercials, along with visual development work for animation Read more…