Blue Sky storyboard test (final version)

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Blue Sky storyboard test (final version)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:31 pm

Here's the test I did for Blue Sky Studios. Wish me luck!

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Post by squirpy » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:49 pm

Cool beans, the expressions are great! I love that the crocodile's nose pokes out the newspaper.

Did they send you a script? How much of it was your ideas and how much was already there? Did they send you character designs? Sorry, I'm curious about the story test process.

I'm not pro or anything, but here's what I noticed. In scene 3, I think that the shot of his nose is a little hard to read. I think it's Brad Bird who always says to watch out for cutting off characters at the edge of the frame like that because it abstracts them. I think there's a bit of that going on.
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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:52 pm

Thanks Squirpy.

Hm. I see what you mean about the nose. Maybe I'll draw that a little differently, it's not a great composition.

All I got from them was the setup. Two characters in a waiting room, they don't know each other. One annoys the other. No character designs or script or anything.
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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:01 pm

I've taken the pages down because I've sent them off now. I can't fix it anymore even if I want to.
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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Wed May 07, 2008 11:35 am

Just posted the final version. I really hope they like it.
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Post by agent44 » Wed May 07, 2008 1:57 pm

ah, that's cool! I think they'll dig it. Good that you did funny animals too, cause that's what BS does best. I love the bit with the cracking wall. Good luck with it!

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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Wed May 07, 2008 2:15 pm

Thanks Agent44! Considering you actually work at BlueSky, that's very encouraging.

I sent in a version where scenes 5 and 6 have a jumpcut and a slightly awkward composition. I tried to send a revised version by xpresspost, but it didn't get delivered. Hopefully I didn't blow my chances.

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Post by Sanaril » Fri May 09, 2008 7:25 am

Nice! I miss working in animation :)

The only thing that jumped out at me that I would have done differently is the progression of the crack across the ceiling. In 13 you have it travelling up the wall and then forward towards the top right corner. Then in the next scene the crack is going in the opposite direction across the ceiling. It's a confusing jump from the previous scene because we go from having the croc behind us to in front of us. I would have just continued scene 13 and tracked the progress of the crack coming towards us instead; that way it could get bigger as it came towards us.

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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Fri May 09, 2008 8:00 am

Thanks for the input Doomcat. The test is already with Blue Sky though, so I'll just have to wait and see.
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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Sat May 10, 2008 2:22 am

I think you will do fine, Doing boards is a refining process so...don't worry. Looks good and I had a good chuckle at the choking bit.
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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Sat May 10, 2008 10:18 am

Chad:Yeah, I totally know what you mean about a refining process. Sometimes working in TV the schedules are so tight, it's really just go with your gut. Movies are a different story though. I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it. Thanks!
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Post by matthewart » Sat May 10, 2008 11:21 am

dude!

that is ALLOT of very fine work.

cool character designs...

looks good to me
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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Sat May 10, 2008 9:00 pm

Thanks man. Fingers crossed.
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Post by Sanaril » Sun May 11, 2008 1:28 pm

No problem Steve, good luck!
Will it be for an in house position? Or do you know if they ever take board artists that work from home? (my husband and I both work in pjs all the time! :)

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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon May 12, 2008 8:07 am

I assume it will be in-house, but they haven't actually told me anything.

I'm working from home at the moment too.
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