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Atoleiros Battle Animatics Part 01

24th January 2014

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Rough storyboard overview — Atoleiros 1384

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Rough storyboard overview — Atoleiros 1384

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Mood board illustration — Atoleiros 1384

Mood board illustration — Atoleiros 1384

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Death plague — animatic drawing 06

Death plague — animatic drawing 06

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Death plague — animatic drawing 07

Death plague — animatic drawing 07

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Death plague — animatic drawing 08

Death plague — animatic drawing 08

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Uprising

Uprising

Atoleiros 1384 animatic — Leonor Telles de Meneses and D. Fernando I entering the cathedral of Lisbon

Leonor Telles de Meneses and D. Fernando I entering the cathedral of Lisbon, rough sketch

Atoleiros 1384 animatic — Nobility in the Cathedral of Lisbon — Storyboard

Nobility in the Cathedral of Lisbon

Atoleiros 1384 animatic — Leonor Teles de Meneses

Leonor Teles de Meneses

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Fernando I de Portugal marries Leonor Teles de Meneses

Fernando I de Portugal marries Leonor Teles de Meneses

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Nobility at royal wedding

Atoleiros 1984 — Nobility at royal wedding

Atoleiros 1384 animatic — Se Lisboa with medieval crowd — Storyboard reconstitution

Se Lisboa with medieval crowd — Storyboard reconstitution

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Medieval crowd in Lisbon royal wedding

Atoleiros 1984 — Medieval crowd in Lisbon royal wedding

Atoleiros 1384 animatic - Medieval crowd in Lisbon at royal wedding

Atoleiros 1984 — Medieval crowd in Lisbon at royal wedding

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.

Animated skeleton test

Animated skeleton test

The Battle of Atoleiros Interpretation Centre hosts the permanent exhibition in Fronteira, Portugal.

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