STORYBOARDING

Storyboarding is fun.

Storyboarding is educational.

Storyboarding takes a REALLY LONG TIME.

Animation boards in particular take awhile, as you have to draw out nearly every frame to convey various pieces of action. Thus far I’ve boarded 24 frames a day, for a total of 48 frames so far. It is a great deal of fun though. The hours fly by. And I do mean hours.

Here are my favorite panels from today:

This is the scene in “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” where the two Atlantean pilots argue with each other right before they are pulverized by the tsunami. Absolutely fantastic scene.

NICK WRITING FELLOWSHIP SCRIPT

My “Avatar” spec script is in full swing. I’m on page 21. 10 (or so) more pages to go. Not too shabby. If I can figure out how to post the whole thing on the blog, I will. If not, you’ll have to wait for the BIG SURPRISE coming soon

FAVE BLOG REVIEW

Screenwriter John August kindly posted his storyboards for his film “The Nines” on his Facebook page. The boards are quite nice, with smooth clean lines. Very clear cut action. You can check them out here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=28084&id=9990998571
(One day I’ll figure out how to make a proper link. Until then, deal. Heh heh.)
His movie is also up for a Saturn Award, which is delightful.

Jane in Progress gives a great example of how to invigorate a cliched joke we’ve seen in many movies today: http://www.janeespenson.com/

And Diablo Cody won the Writers Guild 2008 Award for Original Screenplay for Juno. Woo! Check it out yo: http://www.wga.org/awards/awardssub.aspx?id=1517

And that as they say, is that.

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