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All artwork and animation in this blog unless otherwise stated is Copyright © 2015 Eric R. Watson 'AKA' Cyber Six (Cyber Six is not intended to be a play on words. It is in fact a comic book and animation. You may read about them if you'd like by following this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Six) All Rights Reserved. All artwork and content on this blog are property of the artist unless otherwise indicated. Do not use, reproduce, post, copy, or distribute any image or media without permission. I'm an artist and flash animator. Recently, I've begun learning Maya 8.5. Okay, my avatar is not a picture of me. In fact, it is a picture of a famous Japanese singer who sang in an all girl pop group named SPEED during the mid to late 90s. Her name is Hiroko Shimabukuro. Hiro for short. Unfortunately, they disbanded several years ago. I recently found out they are back together and singing as SPEED. Freelance Union Article: 5 Tips for Preventing Procrastination. "Prolific people don’t wait to be moved, they begin the work, and the work moves them to create more." ~ Jonathon Kastner

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Sunday, July 19, 2015



Eric R. Watson

Some Very Important Notes To Keep In Mind Before Storyboarding.

  • ·         Go through the script. See what the story is about.

  • ·         What’s the journey the character goes through? And, how can I put that on screen?

  • ·         How can I bring out the inner qualities of a character?

  • ·         How can I bring out what this person is feeling?

  • ·         How can I interpret those things into playable actions?

  • ·         How can I turn a vague script into something playable on screen?

  • ·         Breakdown a script, determine what it’s really about and move toward that thing.

  • ·         Create a Visual Expressions Narrative for each character. (Refer the script.)

  • ·         How do I take a character through an emotional journey?

  • ·         What is their psychological make-up into playable actions?

  • ·         Design where things are located in each scene and how the lighting is set up.

  • ·         What is the choreography for every character for each scene?

  • ·         How do I design each shot to heighten the emotional effect of each scene? 
 These are just some important notes I've gleaned from Chris Oatley's Paper Wings Podcast Episode # 27: Creating a Professional Portfolio Part 1. Unfortunately, I didn't learn how to draw amazingly awesome storyboard in college. So, in addition to books I have on cinematography, storyboarding and the FLCL storyboard book I look for free resources online to learn the tricks of the trade. I'm sure there's more to creating storyboards from scripts than this; as alluded to by Justin Copeland. 

Chris Oatley's website:

Justin Copeland Interviewed on Chris Oatley's Podcast:

Justin Copeland's Deviantart page: