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 Read more…

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. Read more…

Animatics – Aljubarrota Battle

      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…

Storyboards Samples

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Aljubarrota Royal Battle

Storyboard and production drawings for a film projection on large screen (ratio 3/1) for Fundação Batalha de Aljubarrota (FBA), the Aljubarrota Battle Interpretation Centre (CIBA) in Portugal.

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.

Production Companies:

Maverick ICS
Grid VFX
Filmes do Tejo 

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.

Storyboard Aljubarrota-battle D-Juan

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.

Aljubarrota_royal battle storyboard_Abrantes 01

Aljubarrota_royal battle storyboard_Abrantes 02

Aljubarrota_royal battle storyboard_Abrantes 03

Even though we had a few film references, a big part of these scene actually work more like theatre.

Storyboard Aljubarrota_royal battle - Andeiro Murder 01

Storyboard Aljubarrota_royal battle - Andeiro Murder scene - frame 2

Storyboard Aljubarrota_royal battle - Andeiro Murder scene - Leonor Telles

In the end the show focus shifted towards a little bit more of spectacle and the battle itself. Another series of storyboards reflect that.

Storyboard - Portuguese second position at Aljubarrota battle

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.

New storyboard site

Welcome to this new site showcasing cinematic pre-production works. Film Storyboards provides with production design and visual storytelling services for films, animation, and cross-media projects. I draw visuals for feature films, animation, advertising, games, live shows, events, theme parks, music videos, theatre, and museums. I like sequential illustration and storyboarding represents a considerable part of Read more…