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Updated Dec 11, 2020 · 1 min read Atoleiros Battle Animatics Part 02
2nd April 2014
Atoleiros Battle animatic - Virtual chess chamber, Initial conundrum
Storyboard — Juan I de Castilla
Confrontation over the throne of Portugal
Chessboard and throne chamber, set
Fernando I de Portugal morre
Storyboard — Ferdinand I of Portugal funeral
Leonor Teles de Meneses expelled
Juan 1 de Castela leaves Lisbon
Virtual chessboard chamber set
Virtual chessboard / Throne room — High angle shot
Juan 1 leaving throne chamber
Juan 1 of Castile on warhorse
Juan 1 of Castile facing Lisbon defensive wall
Juan 1 of Castile in knight armour
John 1 of Portugal watches the Castilian camp from Lisbon defensive wall
Portuguese relief army conducted by Nuno Álvares Pereira
Portuguese relief army — Storyboard draft snapshot on drawing table
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.
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
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.