Storyboard from life…

In an effort to get warmed up with Storyboard Pro I’m going to do a storyboard from life.

My three story choices are..

1. How I got my dog MIdnight.


2. Trouble at the bmx track as a kid.


3. The birth of my daughter.



Im leaning towards the bringing home Midnight. But the others have more comedy value…hmmmmm.



New studio space..


First day of actual prepping of my new studio space in downtown Oakland. I will be sharing the space with a good friend of mine who has a network security company. So far it’s been lots of hellish trips to IKEA and Home Depot. My goal is to be set up by friday. I made good progress today, so I’m hopeful.

View from the window.

Test Scene with Toon Booms “Storyboard Pro”

I must admit, I had my reservations about this program after being a faithful user of Mirage/TVPaint. I still like the drawing and painting tools in TVP better, but the ability to mock 3d camera moves, quickly edit, and add sound/dialog on the fly makes it a very powerful production tool. Here is a little test I did from a movie I’m sure you will recognize. The point of this exercise was to wrap my head around the software. My final analysis: for strictly storyboarding in a production setting my vote goes to Storyboard Pro, for taking your storyboards all the way through to a final 2d animated film I’d go with TVPaint.