Story boarding!!

So in New Narratives we’ve started studying story boards, and so far it’s fascinating. I really enjoy the differing moods something as simple as camera angles can cause, and I’m really looking forward to working with my group. We all have so many ideas and we’re all eager to get them out as soon as possible.

Our story so far is a meteor hits Victoria Square and gives life to a statue that proceeds to destroy the entire area. After he calms down, a homeless woman who used to sit near his statue helps him develop a more human outlook on life, and rebuild the area he destroyed. However because the life inside the statue is actually an alien soul, the creatures that lost it are coming to reclaim it.

It’s a fun concept, and I can’t wait to work more on it. So far we’ve been doodling concept art for some of the creatures we’ll be working with.

I drew some aliens

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Lauren drew some Big Squiggly (Spirit of Belfast)

And Rose has been constructing a lot of the conflict in the story as well. Caitlyn is just getting back, but I’m looking forward to working with anything she has to bring.

Lauren was also helpful enough to give us some awesome examples of Brad Bird’s story board work. Probably my favorite example of Bird’s camera angles are how he uses the angles to show that the characters aren’t level. Specifically when drawing characters with height differences, he uses a lower angle to display this.

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I’m really excited to begin working on the angles. I already have one scene planned out, and I’m planning on sketching it out later tonight.

Bird, Brad. “Brad Bird On How To Compose Shots For Story And Layout Artists”. Animation Meat. N.p., 2017. Web. 20 Feb. 2017.

Bird, Brad. “Brad Bird On How To Compose Shots For Story And Layout Artists”. Animation Meat. N.p., 2017. Web. 20 Feb. 2017.

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