Dior, it's been a while since I released it.
Here are some things to get rid of winter blues.
HBO's westworld title boardboardshere is some of the junior boards I 've worked with Patrick Clair on.
Some scenes are omitted when the titles come together.
But that gives you an idea of mid.
Through the approval phase.
The video link for the title Final edit follows the board.
League of Legends-
The sad video has been around for a while since my last post.
I have been busy boarding this year (2014)thus far.
We are now deep into November and there is no sign of a slowdown.
I am happy to work with Angus Wall, Andy Hall, Patrick Clare and some of their new directors at A52/Elastic.
Always interesting projects there.
The board I posted below is an online video to promote the online game League of Legends.
To be honest, I have never heard of this game before doing this, but I have heard that it is very popular.
It took me two days to flush the boards with director Andy Hall, and then he spent about two months with a group of animators making this beautiful little movie below. Enjoy!
This is my first post.
Just came out of film school and when I ventured into Hollywood, I desperately sought food and shelter and stumbled upon a blessing called storyboards.
Even though I have some art skills and years of "hunger artist work" is helpful, I have never considered putting my painting skills and film skills together for anyone other than myself
But I must say that this has been a very exciting, fun, rewarding, surprising and inspiring experience for the last eleven years.
I had the privilege of working with interesting directors such as Jim Sheridan, Mihale Bay and Nick casavit, as well as artists such as Sade, Kanye West and cool play.
For anyone considering using storyboards as a career, I would like to share some insights into business.
If you want to work in the film, TV, video games, music video or advertising industry, just like the idea of visual collaboration and moderate drawing skills, storyboards can be your job.
When I started creating in 2001, most SB artists still draw on paper/tracing drawings with pencils and color with marks.
Now what I want to say is that 50% of the work is done digitally through computers and Wacom tablets.
I completely gave up the pencil about two years ago and painted/colored it with Cintiq.
Several other artists working with me did the same.
Don't get me wrong, I miss the paper feel on the pen and the smell of the Mark :)
, But it's much easier to modify when the numbers work.
Through storyboards, I work on movies, video games, computer games, online advertising, toy and game packaging, retail space design, broadcast title design, and TV commercials.
Today, 90% of the work I do is to do TV commercials.
Among them, agency work accounts for about 50% (
Prepare a visual presentation of the concept for the customer)
50% is a commercial production work (
Working with the director to prepare a concept for customer approval).
To be honest, I love the sides of the fence.
The agent works in more detail, usually in color and limited frame.
More specific production boards (
The actual scene and camera angle the director wants to shoot. )
Agency work requires more technical drawing skills in which production requires a strong understanding of the camera language and is usually faster/faster in style, just to convey the message in the lens
A working board is usually required for production boardson-
The agency committee is usually created by the committee, which requires more patience.
Disadvantages of work 1on-
One problem with the business director is that when you have a director (yes it is true)
I don't know what he's doing yet, because the advertising agency has chosen him to guide commercial ads that are often overbudgeted --
You sit down and work with him and look forward to the "direction" and he asks, "so what do you think we should do ? "?
"Or the director didn't even show up, and the producer at work said to you the storyboard artist," just take the acting script and Draw Something ".
Yes, it happened to me more than once.
When you realize that the director makes at least $5 k a day and he wants you to do his job, it's often a little difficult to stay awake.
That being said, 99% of the directors I worked with worked very hard --
Work and talent.
I will provide more information on this topic and some of the cool things that happen in this storyboard artist's life at work.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the storyboard profession.
Freelancer or non-Freelancer is the same as a representative of the storyboard company
Start with my career.
They have more than 40 artists.
This place is owned by a pair of ladies named Stacy and Suzie, both hardworking and fun.
They have a representative staff member who keeps the artist busy with advertising and filming.
Some artists like me are listed in both talent pools.
If you have the ability, if you can do both types of boards at the same time, it really helps to keep the workflow stable.
Their website is the story board.
If you want to see the work there.
If you want to see more of my work, my name is Lance LeBlanc.
There are also several other representative of the management storyboard artist in Los Angeles. A. area -
The famous frame and 310 artists.
The famous frame was actually the first place I took my portfolio and they passed. Thank God!
Sometime soon after I was added to the storyboard company roster
The famous picture frames have fallen into some very turbulent times in terms of managing and their large group of artists who believe it is in their best interest to leave the company.
They went out and set up their own company, a miracle organization called "310 artists", but before they got to where they are today, they went through a more terrible period.
You have to ask for details if you meet them, but this is something every artist is worried about.
I often work with 310 people.
310 is the area code of West Los Angeles, applicable to people who do not live in the area)
They are all great people and great artists.
I'm not sure if they will accept new artists, but it would be worth a try if you are looking for a habitat.
But of course I would recommend storyboarding. first.
I'm not quite sure about the famous frame.
I heard that they have reorganized and are more friendly to the artist now, but I don't know that, so be careful there.
Usually, when you "sign" with a representative/agent, if you have any agreement, you need to reach an agreement on your current client.
The majority of sales reps will allow you to keep 100% of your customers.
When I get the signature of the storyboard, I personally have only a few clients and I feel it is in my best interest to bring them into my pool and share a portion of my income in the future my new representative
Two ideas. fold.
First, SB Inc. will bill so I don't have to go after my salary, and SB Inc.
I saw that I was willing to bring something to the table and I didn't expect them to do all the work and I sat down waiting for the phone to ring.
I still believe it's a wise decision for me because it's all good for me --and my reps.
Most companies charge you 25% per day to represent you.
I went to 20% or even 15% in some places, but SB
25% strict requirements for new artists.
I can prove that the cost is worth it.
I personally always prefer my 75% stable job instead of 100% less and have to go out and look for it and pay every day.
So, if you ask me, it would be much better to have a representative than to have a freelance career.
If you're interested in talking to the girls at SB.
I would like some portfolio guides or a friendly introduction to them, please leave me a message here.
I sent a few links below.
Until the next time
On 2010, I received a call from the oil plant to help Sophie Mueller in a new Sade video.
I have been on music videos and commercials with Sophie many times, although this one will prove a bit unique.
The producer asked me to meet Sophie on NBC in the morning.
She will be with Sade, who plans to be on the show tonight with Jay Leno and Russell Crowe.
I 've been to a lot of studios and production companies, but this is the first time I 've been to NBC in Burbank.
I showed up and got to the stage to shoot the show safely.
They escorted me to the green room where I found Sophie.
If Sade has any comments, I will meet her and be the board there.
Sophie prepared a 12'x10' locker room for us next to the dressing room at Sade. (
I will reveal the importance of room size in a moment. )
Sophie played me the song "Baby Daddy" on her laptop and we started to rinse some boards.
At the same time, there was a guy in the room who looked very lively, wearing very cool plaid pants, hanging out with us and talking to Sophie about another video project.
I soon learned that he was one of the founding members of the band Sade, guitarist Stuart swewman.
Through a bit of research, I learned how much of a collaboration between Sade, Stewart, and Paul Spencer Deman was "Sade band ".
Meanwhile, Russell Crowe and Jay Leno are chatting in the lobby.
A few minutes later I heard Jay stop and say hello to Sade.
"It's been a long time, but you still look the same.
"I heard Jay say.
While Sophie, Stewart and Paul were chatting in my room, I continued to work on the board.
Then she went into Sade and she quickly introduced herself and said, "Hi, this is Sade.
"Her voice is not the same as I thought, more charming than I thought.
She wore a bright turquoise top and a long pink dress.
When her male backup singer also entered the room, she quickly turned her attention to the upcoming show.
Now you can understand my concern about the size of the room.
Stewart and Paul walked out of the room and left the four of us.
She sang Sophie and me.
And then magic happened to me.
Thad began singing Capella.
I 've heard this song several times on Sophie's computer, but the difference is --
Thad's voice echoed in that small room like warm syrup, and she and the backup singer sang for my personal concert.
When I was sitting next to my drawing tablet, Sophie woven them to take pictures.
The song ended so fast that the band would perform for millions of viewers.
Now I'm alone in my room and I can hear all the sounds on the stage and again, the song --(
The band actually played several songs on the show, and they used the best songs in the show that aired later that night. ).
I went on drawing and thought, my job was great.
After a while Sophie came back to take notes for me and comment on my sketch.
Then Sade went back to my room.
Instead of wearing bright clothes, she changed into more comfortable clothes.
She looked at the board from my shoulder.
I immediately realized my rendering of her.
I hope they are as beautiful as she is.
She said jokingly, "it doesn't look like me. " I'm crushed.
I wish I had time for her to sit down and take a portrait so I could prove my skills, but she sat next to me and started talking to Sophie and me.
Sophie on my right, Sade on my left.
They fight like old friends.
I found out soon.
Sophie told me that they went together to the Central Saint Martin School of Art and Design, long before Sade gained an international reputation for music, and long before Sophie found an outstanding career as a director.
They continued to joke about the video plan.
The video concept is that Sade is an "ice-
Cream woman ", make a snack at home, circle in her ice cream
Distribute cream trucks to some happy children. (
Two of them will eventually be my son).
Sophie asked me to come up with some ideas earlier, and I instinctively drew the Sade driving the truck at some point.
Thad saw the picture and became excited, while Sophie was full of fear.
I guess she's not sure about THAAD's ability to drive.
Maybe just because it's a clunky truck with no driver side door.
Anyway, the "driving shot" was successful.
As Sophie and Sade looked at some new pictures, my computer froze.
When it restarts, a photo of my two little boys pops up as my screensaver. "Who's that?
Is that your child?
"Sade asked immediately. "Yes.
They are so handsome. ", she says.
"Do they want to be in the video?
"Yes, they will. " I say.
A few days later, my children experienced real music video shooting for the first time.
Long days and plenty of waiting.
But they got their first paycheck and my wife played the stage mom and went out to play with her favorite actor, Sade.
When I sat there watching my sons sing in Sade, I remembered a summer in Florida, 20 years ago, when I first heard the sound of Sade, want to know who God gave such a voice.
She's the same as I thought.
Elegant, humble, sincere.
Link to official Sade
The video "Baby Daddy" below-
Last summer, when my wife and two boys were preparing for a two-week road trip, I received a call from Sophie Mueller.
The same music video director as the Sade "Baby Daddy" video I made.
She was in pre-
There is no doubt that this is the first video in about a decade, and I was wondering if I was working with her on concept sketches one day.
Well, from that time until the day I was leaving for a road trip, my time was packed with pilots preparing for the road.
She really wanted my opinion and asked if I could squeeze at least half a day with her.
I agreed to help her on Saturday morning.
Let Sophie do another interesting job.
So I got a call from the production department on Friday and gave me a call time and place
Ten o'clock A. M. at Gwen's house"Seriously? Yes. Okay, got it.
"The next day, I drove to the closed community and went to the House of gewengavin.
For those who don't know, Sophie has a long history and there is no doubt that she has made many videos with Gwen over the years, so she is as nervous as Sade.
I walked into the house and found Sophie and was escorted to Gwen's office where I was going to work for the day.
Gwen and Gavin are both there, but the two of them are very busy all day and I didn't actually get a chance to meet them, despite having been there once or twice.
Gwen's office is interesting, to say the least.
Of course, my half day turned into a whole day and I didn't mind Sophie and I taking out some sketches to chat.
I drew some planks for the sequence of "Settle Down" video shots.
Also, I drew loose production design sketches for the vehicles used in the video
Each member of the band will arrive at a location in a vehicle representing their particular personality.
Well, I finished the job and came home with another story, and soon my family and I were on our way east to the state of Luis Anna.
We stayed in a nice hotel in Sedona AZ two weeks later and I got a call from Sophie's producer telling me that there is no doubt that I like my sketch, and want to use them in CD sets. "Sure", I say.
"Can I clean it up?
"No, the band likes how they look. " he tells me. Alrighty then.
I didn't ask for money, I 've been paid for painting them and it's a great honor for the band to include them in their CD.
The CD was released a few months later.
Of course I will go to my local target to get one, there is a good paperback book in the deluxe edition and my artwork is centerfold. Nice!
It is also included in the limited edition speaker set.
Then in November, the band was very good, offering killer tickets for one of their six shows.
We had a great concert at the dead center of the sound booth.
So again, a wonderful little story board show turned into a wonderful experience and reminded me it was an awesome job!
Many new artists asked me how many frames they might do in a day.
Well, this has caused many problems, such
What is the content of the framework, how detailed it is, and how many hours it is considered a "day ". . .
Wait a minute, this is one of those jobs that have a lot of frameworks and only two days of salary to complete.
I kept them loose to a large extent and added tones to replace the need for a lot of lines.
There are some changes in these two days, but I was able to keep things in a comfortable day (8 -10 hrs)
And provide a board of directors for a happy client.
These frameworks are published in "Northrop Grumman-
It's not easy to be great ".