I added some samples of the quick n’ sketchy drawings that I did for previous clients on their projects. Sometimes clients just want something loose and sketchy for their pitches or presentation decks, these are the types of drawings I provide for their projects. You can see them on the Concept Art page.
Film by Rostam Sarvestani — Storyboards by David Juarez
Great News! I just got word from the director and he’s sent me a copy of the film for my site. Click on the pic or go to the Storyboard page, down to where it is to check it out. I’ve also added a few more pages of the storyboards so you can get a better sense of the visual story telling.
sample art from the Ultimate Conquest storyboards by David Juarez — RobotSpaceNinja.com
I worked on this short film a few years back and have just added theses boards to this site. This was a really sweet story about kids and young love. Check them out on the Storyboards page. Cheers guys.
Check out this design I did for the guys at Mighty Car Mods over on the Illustrations page.
I worked on a few commercials for the good folks over at JustFAB.com. You can see samples on the Storyboards page of things like a room full of puppies, a lady licking a subway handle, a girl grinding a “big” man and, seen above, kids at a school dance. Cheers!
This is how I go about creating storyboards for clients. A bulk of the work happens on the pages of the script I receive. That is where I break down the action, storytelling and pacing of the boards. I do this by sketching little thumbnails in the margins of the script next to the descriptions and spoken lines. For this part of the process I like working with the director to best and quickly capture their “vision” for their film. Once the thumbnails are approved I move on to what you see above. I sketch out the roughs at full size with a bit more detail from the thumbnails, after that I draw over the rough and clean things up. Next I drop away the rough sketch revealing the clean drawing and if there’s time, I add some gray tones and gradations to it to give it some depth and lighting.
Sometimes clients have very small budgets and/or only give me a very compressed schedule to work on these projects, so what ends up happening is they might only get the roughs or clean drawings. If it’s a super rushed job and the project is lengthy, then thy might only get the thumbnails. It all depends on how put together things are by the time they want me to create the boards. I’ve had clients that had reference photos of all the locations, key props, actor head shots and a clear vision for their project start to finish. Those are pretty great gigs to get. Others sometimes have nothing really worked out and expect miracles, those are the ones that end up getting tough when they have high expectations and expect for you to somehow read their minds. My goal is always to do the very best for my client. They have chosen and put their trust in me to help them with their project and I don’t take that lightly. My job as the storyboard artist is to meet and hopefully add to and exceed the goals and aims of the directors and producers. A good storyboard lays things out not just for the director but for everyone involved in the production and ultimately saves everyone time and money.
I storyboarded a short indie film late last month. It’s a fun (dark comedy) story about a guy and his particular addiction. It’s supposed to go into production next month so hopefully I’ll have some stills and maybe a trailer to show in the next month or so. For the moment I can show you guy a few of the boards I created. You can find those in the storyboards page.
I just got finished doing a bit of work on a few projects for some friends at an Ad agency. I just posted some concept illustrations I did on the Concept Art page. Check those out. Cheers!
I just got done creating two different commercials for a production company. They both have a great humor to them. I look forward to seeing the final product. You can check them out on the Storyboard page. Cheers!!
I just posted a couple of new samples of my storyboard work for you to check out. They’re both advertising work but one I had about 7 hours to work on and the other I had 2–3 hours. I thought it would be good to show what a rushed job looks like and what a “normal” paced job looks like.
There’s a lot of problem-solving that goes on when you storyboard and that needs time to think things through and run the logistics in your head to not only give your client what they’re looking for but also to give them something that’s actually shoot-able when they go into production and makes that part of their job easier, and also so what you’re looking at (as a first time viewer) makes sense and your able to follow the story easily. Thanks for reading.
Nothing really new here. I use these banners when I apply to freelance jobs and things. It’s basically a way to show some of my skills before they even head over to my website. You have to do whatever you can to set yourself apart from the next guy going for the job. The one I was using before lead people to my blog site, so I figured I’d update one for the new website.
So.. One of the various services I offer my clients is story-beats to quickly and in a hand full of images be able to communicate the idea behind their film or project. a little while back I got the idea of creating some story-beat samples to show clients that might be interested in that sort of thing but aren’t sure how story-beats differ from storyboards, hopefully this would clears things up for them. Ghostbusters being one of my favorite movies, I thought it would make for great story-beat samples. Well halfway through that little project my computer crashed in glorious fashion.
ALWAYS BACK-UP YOU FILES AND HARD DRIVES KIDS!!
Well I learned my lesson. So until I can get some genius to get my files back, all I have to show from this project is these two really crappy prints that I printed to show a friend my progress. Good thing I did, or else I’d have nothing at all to show. I was in the middle of the third one out of five. So here are the first two beats.
I’m adding new stuff everyday. Enjoy.
I’ve been working to post all kinds of stuff for you guys to check out. Some of these have never seen the light of day, so I’m exited to finally put them up. There is still lots to do to get this new site up to snuff so I’ll be busy. Thanks for stopping by.
I’ll be uploading all kinds of new content in the following days. So until this site is ready please visit my blog @ www.RobotSpaceNinja.blogspot.com for more content. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon to see all the stuff I put up.