Making the animated trailer #4 – storyboards Friday, 5 February 2010Posted by Helen in Animation, Behind the Scenes.
Previous instalment: Making the animated trailer #3 – concept art
Late November 2009: we had a street design, we had poetry selections, we’d started the mural designs. Next up: we needed storyboards. We needed to work out what story we were telling, and how we were going to use the visuals to tell it.
We put together a very rough computer model of the street and used that as the basis for the storyboards. Everything apart from the buildings – the poem-carrying objects and the poetry cloud – was drawn on afterwards. We created picture tubes for the letters and paint splodges so that we could draw the cloud directly.
The storyboards are our chance to explore camera angles and get a feel for the action. They’re also a great way of communicating our ideas to the rest of the team. Click on the thumbnails to see the full PDF storyboards.
Helen Jackson will be writing each week until the end of February about the production of the Carry a Poem trailer. For more blog posts about animation, take a look at Binary Fable’s blog.