Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Here's a project I've been wanting to do for a long time: a storyboard test. I finally found some time, so I wrote it, designed the characters, and drew the whole thing. I wrote material for a full 7-minute short, but I only boarded the first minute of it or so. If I were to finish this, the gags would build and get wilder until the very end.
I also created a story reel (movie) of the storyboards, which you can watch HERE. I have no desire to be an editor, but I thought it would be fun to see the boards in motion with music and some limited animation.
Below are the preliminary character turnarounds I made before starting on the test.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
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In late October/early November I created all of the illustrated assets for a series of Interstate Battery animated banner ads. I created all of the art in Photoshop and then handed it off to a coding company to animate in Flash. The ads are currently live and should be in use for 6 months, I think. Check out some of the sites the ads are being placed on:
About.com, ABCnews.com, Billboard.com, Businessweek.com, Cbs.com, E! Online, ESPN, Fox Entertainment, Fox News, Hotwire.com, Oprah.com, Orbitz.com, Pandora, Ticketmaster.com, Time.com, Travelocity, USA Today sites, Verizon.com, Weather.com, Comedycentral.com, Foodnetwork.com, MLB.com, NBCsports.com, SI.com amongst others.
Above is a closer look at the art I made for this banner (click to embiggen). I probably put more detail into it than necessary, but I think it all turned out great!
Scroll down through the next 3 posts for the other 8 banner ads. By the time you get to them, they may have already cycled through, so I posted individual links below each one so you can watch them in a new window.