Monthly Archives: October 2013

As of now, all of my storyboards have been done. I’ve been to two shoots so far for The Paperboy & The Wizard of 4th Street. Mainly my role was to help the cinematographers set up the shots in accordance to my storyboards. I ran into some difficulty when I realized that some of the locations didn’t match the look of my boards–providing impossible angles and mismatched compositions. However, necessary changes were able to be made and I’ve got to say that the shots look amazing. Our whole crew has been working great together and I’ve got high hopes for the final product.  As another update, I may participate within our animation crew by completing some of the clean up animation within the introductory scene! I’m looking forward to it. Tomorrow’s going to be a busy day for certain!

Here’s more images of some of my finalized storyboards.




More Finalized Boards

I’ve still got a good amount to finalize for the storyboards, but I’m prioritizing the outdoor scenes since most of them will be filmed this weekend!  Here’s another example of more boards I completed. Looking forward to getting these done.Image



Quick Update on Storyboards

Quick Update on Storyboards

Starting to finalize my storyboards in Photoshop! Here’s a small sample.

Pipeline Week 2!

Whew! Working on this pipeline project has been pretty extreme so far, but it’s also turning out to be a great experience. I finally get to storyboard someone else’s script! Sounds crazy, but since I’d love to be a storyboard artist one day, I’m ecstatic about it. Here’s a bunch of images of my preliminary thumbnails. I’ll finish the rest of the script up tomorrow in during our session and I’ll hopefully finalize them soon after some feedback from Cameron, our director.

Anyway! Looking forward to tomorrow!



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Quick Update: Pipeline Project!

For the pipeline project, I am now a member of Cameron Granger’s group. He is to be doing a film entitled The Paperboy & The Wizard of 4th Street. I understand that I am the Pipeline director and intend to uphold my duties as much as possible. I apologize to my team for my absence, I’ve had some sort of nuclear hell flu of death for the past week. Not about that life.  

I can’t wait to meet my team members and get working! I’ve worked on various short films before as an actor and crew member. My good friend, Keegan Larwin has been experimenting with films independently for a long time. Here’s an example of one I acted in, playing the villainous Necromancer.  


I also worked a bit on creating some of the artwork and aesthetics for a Kent State Independent Film. It’s a feature length film called Hell at Heathridge. You can find the trailer here.


Anyway, looking forward to tomorrow morning. Time to rest up. Hopefully I won’t be having a coughing fit all over everyone.


Pipeline Project

Pipeline Project

My proposal uses the following:

  • photography
  • animation
  • motion graphics
  • video
  • sound effects
  • voice over

Rough proposal statement:
When I saw Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson speak up at Kent State University, I was inspired by his words and also saddened. I realized that the United States have an increasing amount of people who are illiterate in the sciences. We seem to be so distracted by our electronic media and ignore how the world around us works. I learned that in 2036, an asteroid by the name of Apophis is likely to hit earth’s pacific ocean a few kilometers west of Santa Monica, California. He said that a lot can be calculated and that no one has to die from the 40 consecutive tsunamis that will result from the impact. It will, however, wipe the western coast of the US clean. NASA has a plan to deflect the asteroid, but no one has displayed interest in funding it. I would like to make a short video explaining the problem at hand using the notes I took from Dr. Tyson’s speech as well as other research to explain the important of science to our country and to our world. I don’t want to scare the audience, but rather encourage them—let them know this is in our power as human beings.
I really like the pacing and cleverness of RSA’s animated videos. They explain complicated concepts of our society in understandable ways. The style is great and I love the use of sound effects as well as the correspondence between voice over and visuals. I would like a similar style, but with motion graphics, photography, and video. It would be ideal to get Dr. Tyson over the internet to do an interview on a program like Skype. However, I may see if I can sample videos of his speech at Kent State as well as other relevant quotes from various interviews he’s done.

The steps I need to take to create my project:
First, research would have to be gathered and the main idea and message of the video would have to be established. Then we can plan out the supporting details and “acts” of the message, creating visuals for each detail. Then an overall style should be discussed. Once we have storyboards and an idea of what each part of the video will look like, we would do practice motion capture simulations and animations. Different parts of the group would work on different acts and then show progress at the end of the week (or couple of weeks). We’ll reflect on each others work in an encouraging manner. If someone wants to switch places out of their scene with someone so that they can contribute something, that is welcomed. Everything will be assembled into one composition when finished. Scenes will be tweaked until the video is at a finished stage.