Monday, July 21, 2008

The Invisible Hand of Fate

Well, now that this season of Venture Bros is well under way and especially since "The Invisible Hand of Fate" has already aired, I can now post some work that I've done on the show.

Even though this wasn't the first episode to be aired, this was the first episode to be written and storyboarded. Reasons being, you'll find on Mr Jackson Publick's blog.

Anyway, it is unusual for us not to have some sort of problem with our first episode of the season, especially if we're working with a new storyboard artist. The problem with this episode is that time ran out for this storyboard artist so as great as the rest of his work was we were left with an unfinished board. This is where I had to step in and brush off my own artistic cobwebs and complete the final sequence.

I have to say I wasn't looking forward to it too much as there was more than a few perspective shots to work out, some with camera moves and some without but I had a lot of fun doing it and was happy with the end result.

Storyboard Guru, Stephen DeStefano also added some beautiful expressions to Billy and Professor Fantomas and are marked with a red asterisk where relevant.

Oh and yellow post-its are from the direction team, who get the storyboard after I'm done with it. They add any extra poses that they feel are needed for acting purposes.

Hope you like them!

That is all.
x Shivers


BlackBob said...

Wowsers Penny! A lotta work goes into those storyboards, excellent stuff!

Shivers said...

Hi Trev,
Well... haha I do remember trying to impress Stephen with this so I definitely put in the extra effort :)
But I wouldn't like to be a regular storyboard artist... Venture Bros is one of the hardest shows I've ever worked on so God bless them all for working on it and providing us with wonderful storyboards to work with.
x Shivers

sdestefano said...

I was impressed baby.
It's the reason why we're engaged!

Shivers said...

Haha... not the only reason, I hope :S


Maurice said...

Nice work, Siobhan! I see who the real talent behind the show is!

Lovelace said...

Hey Sheree- nice to see your own board work. Kicks ass, it does!

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Shivers said...

Thanks guys! :)

xx Shivers