While working behind the counter at the SVA animation studio, boredom started to creep in. So I picked up a ballpoint pen and started doodling on the Cintiq sign-out sheets. After 20 minutes, and 16 pages, I ended up with this.
I've been busy as hell these past few weeks (and will be for some time to come), so here's a couple sneak peek images from my recently finished "revised" animatic to tide you over.
I've made a few important changes throughout the film, so consider about 45% of the previously-posted storyboard to be "obsolete". Also, I cut a minute's worth of footage out, which makes me really happy.
I've been using Toon Boom Storyboard Pro for the animatic, which I can only describe as "Godly". It's easy to use and loads of fun to work with. It makes making animatics so much easier. Another nail in the coffin for FLASH.
Here's a new discovery (at least for me): an early piece of animation by Glen Keane for a dog food commercial, made by Bob Kurtz' studio in the early 80's. I guess this was while he was briefly working freelance in between productions at Disney (?).
This his been on Kurtz' youtube channel for over a year. How this wasn't brought to my attention immediately after it was posted remains a mystery. Simply wonderful stuff (even if the "burger" portion of the dog food looks more like a bowl of worms).