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Final "Grandpa" Animatic

Posted: March 23, 2012 in animatics, storyboards

The title says it all. After much more reworking, here is the final “Grandpa” animatic as it currently exists. The old saying goes that ‘nothing is ever truly done, you just run out of time’, but I like it. Once it goes into production I’m sure a few minor things will change here and there, but it’s all part of the process. This version has a scratch track (sound) obtained from, a wonderful collection of free audio contributed by a large community of users for non-commercial use. I would recommend checking it out if you’re looking for sound for student or personal projects.

I will begin the production process on “Grandpa” soon and post updates. Thanks again guys and comment as you see fit!


Wow. February just came and went in a hurry, didn’t it? Ah well. I’ve been busy, and I’m here again to share more storyboard/animatic stuffs with you all. The first is my final take on the music project began in my last post. Some changes, some deletions and tightening up of the edit and there ya go:

Keep in mind there was a strict time limit imposed on this piece that we had to work within, otherwise I could have drawn out the suspense of the opening. As always, let me know your thoughts.

The next bit is actually the first, rough animatic of my final, which I hope to eventually turn into my Masters thesis project. Some of you may recognize this as “Grandpa”, the personal project I mentioned before. This class has really freed me up to go ahead and develop it further, with lots of feedback from folks who have never seen or heard of it before. It’s been great! This has no sound yet, BTW:

Again, this is a first rough and hopefully gets the idea across. It will look much prettier and have audio by the time I’m done with it. Suggestions, thoughts, comments – but not suggestive comments šŸ˜‰ – welcome!

That’s my bit of animation insanity for now. Catch you soon!

I guess it’s been a little while, but January was a crazy month. I won’t go into the dirty details. Anyhow, it’s over and I have started the new quarter at my college, this time with a storyboarding class. I’ve had and done storyboarding before, but as with everything, there’s always room for improvement. One of our first assignments was to create a six-panel board depicting “a woman walking into a house, crossing the room and then seeing something unexpected”. We were strictly limited to the six panels, so it was a challenge to tell a story that made sense within that restriction. This is what I came up with:

I think it works alright. Let me know what you think.

For one of our next assignments, we were to pick a 25-30 second long music clip (no lyrics, instrumental only) and create a beat board for it cut into an animatic to the music track. If you don’t know what a beat board is, it’s basically a storyboard with only the main parts of the story illustrated to time out the action. It’s kind of like a visual outline, if you will. Again, here is what I did:

It’s a bit “experimental” in nature, but I wanted to try something a little different. Of course this is just a rough. The version I am working on this week should be more refined with additional panels and closer timings. I’ll be sharing that one when it’s done.

That’s it for now, all. Have a great week! šŸ™‚