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.

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2. Trouble at the bmx track as a kid.

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3. The birth of my daughter.

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

 

 

New studio space..

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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.
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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.