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So my friend needed a personal project to work on for his motion graphics portfolio and he wanted to use some of the images from my comic.  Long story short, I got roped into doing storyboards and an animatic (doh!) for a short animation.

Well, as I bang my head on my keyboard, cursing my weak will against all consuming art projects, I thought I might share a small clip from the animatic.

(Most of the motion is done in After Effects with some swapping out of hand drawn frames. Should all be hand drawn for the finished animation)

Since I had part of the day off from work because of holiday, I finally had the chance to finish this.  The file turned out to be about 1.5 GB, but it was worth the heart attack every time my computer stalled for a split second.  In the end I changed around quite a few things and added more graphic elements than I originally had planned.  I really needed the practice and I enjoyed the process.

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Bento Comics 2nd SketchJam- My god, it’s full of thumbnails now up on the Bento Comics channel on youtube

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2. [7.0] Scrivner for Comics- that little thing called ‘plot’. Dee demos working the story with the excellent writing software package, Scrivner, using Antony Johnson’s also very excellent templates for comics.

3. [39.0] Putting the script into thumbnails: Myung gives us a tour of the next chapter of Simon Sues (all 128 pages of it) as thumbnail sketches in MangaStudio. We talk about getting your script into thumbs, and using the thumbnail stage effectively to work your pacing and staging.

4. [1.08.00] Choreographing fight scenes. We take a look at one of Simon Sues' amazing fight scenes as Myung explains how she gets the action into thumbnails. A bit about camera angles and staging for the drama and flow.

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