Monday, 9 July 2012

ACTION SEQUENCE from Sokator 442

This is a sequence from the animated movie Sokator 442 that I am very proud of. As the head of story on the production my role also involved revising the script and building upon elements within it. There was a section in the script that was less than thorough, it involved a large tank that the protagonist had to do battle with. The lines were short and not very descriptive. I cannot recall exactly what they said but it was a very A, B, C style affair.The director at Zoo films came to me and asked me to beef the scene up so I designed a Tank that was like a large swamp creature and changed the environment setting to the outer marshes of the villains castle. I thumb-nailed the whole thing in a day and shown it to the director who absolutely loved it.
The dwindling quality of drawings in my board is apparent as I began detailing them for the overseas studio to utilise as lay out drawings but ultimately my duties were required elsewhere on fixing other scenes and revising older boards so in the end my thumbnails were used as story boards. The whole sequence taken four days and was extremely enjoyable to do. Because this was the first draft and due to the nature of the deadline it went through for production in the form of my post. We revised the final cut in edit with a few inserts to help the flow a little better and some additional dialogue to keep it moving.