Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pitch Boards

I recently drew a set of pitch boards for writer Producer D.J. MacHale's new live-action feature project. The images below are NOT from his project, but I made them in a similar style. 
The key is fast visualization of dramatic moments, quickly working out angles and indicating the action. Occasionally, a color treatment is made to communicate mood, or to liven up a static composition. These presentation images are more invested than animation boards, because their purpose is to engage an audience in a business meeting, quite different to an animator briefing or editorial session on an animated film. In pitch boards, every frame must deliver the promise of entertainment, whether in comedy, epic action or drama.




6 comments:

Rajesh said...

cool...

Rajesh said...

cool.

Isaac said...

Hi Alex,

I immediately noticed the CGI Road Rrunner segments on The Looney Tunes Show have the distinct Israeli animation style. Anime is usually critisized for its tiny repertoire of body language and facial expressions, but Israeli animation seems to draw from an even smaller pool that seems to rely almost exclusively on Rony Oren's style.

Since The Looney Tunes Show will undoubtedly be picked up for a second season, may I smugly suggest you expand your characters' acting skills to more than just Foxy Fables and imitation-Dreamworks.

Alex Orrelle said...

That's cute, Isaac. Lucky for me I'm a big fan of both ROni Oren AND DreamWorks, but you forgot to refer to "Waltz with Bashir" :D
Didn't you "immediately notice the distinct Israeli animation style" there too? LOL!

Doron Meir said...

Just get rid of the Israeli Roni Oren style, and I bet you'll make a great storyboard artist :D

Seriously cool boards man.

Alex Orrelle said...

Thanks, Doron! Are you back??