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Atoleiros Battle Animatics Part 02

2nd April 2014

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Virtual chess chamber

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Virtual chess chamber, Initial conundrum

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Juan I de Castilla

Storyboard — Juan I de Castilla

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Confrontation over the throne of Portugal

Confrontation over the throne of Portugal

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Chessboard and throne chamber, set design overview

Chessboard and throne chamber, set

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Death of Fernando I of Portugal

Fernando I de Portugal morre

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Storyboard — Ferdinand I of Portugal funeral

Storyboard — Ferdinand I of Portugal funeral

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Leonor Teles de Meneses expelled

Leonor Teles de Meneses expelled

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Juan 1 de Castela leaving Lisbon

Juan 1 de Castela leaves Lisbon

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Virtual chessboard chamber set

Virtual chessboard chamber set

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Virtual chessboard / Throne room — High angle shot

Virtual chessboard / Throne room — High angle shot

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Juan 1 leaving throne chamber

Juan 1 leaving throne chamber

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Juan 1 of Castile on warhorse

Juan 1 of Castile on warhorse

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Juan 1 of Castile facing Lisbon defensive wall

Juan 1 of Castile facing Lisbon defensive wall

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Juan 1 of Castile in knight armour

Juan 1 of Castile in knight armour

Atoleiros Battle animatic - John 1 of Portugal watches the Castilian camp from Lisbon defensive wall

John 1 of Portugal watches the Castilian camp from Lisbon defensive wall

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Portuguese relief army conducted by Nuno Álvares Pereira

Portuguese relief army conducted by Nuno Álvares Pereira

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Portuguese relief army — Storyboard draft snapshot on drawing table

Portuguese relief army — Storyboard draft snapshot on drawing table

Atoleiros Battle animatic - Storyboard — Nuno Álvares Pereira leads troops towards Atoleiros

Storyboard — Nuno Álvares Pereira leads troops towards Atoleiros

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.

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