Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thumbnails

Since storyboarding is now done digitally these days I have no production sequences saved on paper. In the flurry of activity that is the day-to-day race to draw sequences for looming deadlines thousands of drawings disappear into 'the system' never to be seen again. It's not really company policy to allow that material out of the building anyway. All I have are scans of paper thumbnail sketches I made when figuring out how to approach the staging and acting for some sequences. I did some early work on the 'Abstract Thought' sequence and you'll see below that the Train of Thought passed through it at one stage. Here Joy is separated from Sadness and, with Bing Bong, escapes Mind Construction Workers by hitching a ride aboard the Train of Thought . . .


After a briefing from the directors where I make notes directly on the script page I'll start scribbling down small thumbnail sketches of any visuals or staging that spring to mind immediately.










These are more like 'beat boards' exploring a Brainstorm, Abstract Thought and the Train of Thought.


4 comments:

Jamie Baker said...

Brilliant Matt, as always. Always loved seeing your ideas and thumbnails. Equally brilliant is the fact that you've managed to save these. So many of our story ideas don't last any longer than a mayfly, so its nice to see some mounted for display after being put in the killing jar.

Nölwenn Roberts said...

Hoo! Those are such lovely drawings, thank you for sharing!

Arna said...

Delightful to see your process. Thank you.

Greg Manwaring said...

Great staging!