Posted by – 16 June, 2014
I want to add pencilled storyboards to what I can offer, so by way of example I’ve drawn this one for the classic Volkswagen Golf ad from the 80s. Very funny how glamorous it all is and then you finish on the 1987 model of Golf – less glamorous.
The full board is here.
Here’s a page from the First Great Western storyboard I did recently, for their 2014 summer campaign. The action is meant to be viewed as though from a moving train – it’s kind of a guideline storyboard as they didn’t have the actual locations nailed yet. I was quite pleased with how it came out. You can see the rest of the frames here and the ad’s here.
I have so much storyboarding work to put up from the last few months but it’s all in research/post-production so I can’t! This one has been made though – it was a spot for Adidas, kind of a viral if I remember rightly, directed by Niall O’Brien at Academy. I think I did the neats in-house and didn’t get copies of the scans, so here are some of the roughs. You can see the ad here.
Posted by – 9 April, 2014
I’m doing a comics project with my very talented friend Yen Ooi; she’s doing the writing and I’m doing the drawing. It’s called 05:11 and features two sinister fellows called The Grey Gentlemen, inspired by two characters of the same name in the novel Momo by Michael Ende. Kind of like Frasier spinning off from Cheers. Anyway here are the first two pages – this is my first foray into drawing a comic, it’s a fascinating challenge. You have endless choices of how to frame everything?! Also I’m trying to keep my storyboarding hat on, ie drawing quite quickly to keep away any labouring perfectionism – I want to keep it fun and a little sketchy.
Posted by – 15 January, 2014
A page from the TalkTalk ‘Winter Wonderland’ ad that went out at Christmas (2013), featuring the same princess and astronaut who started their affair earlier in the year. The rest of the frames are here and you can watch the ad here.
It was directed by Us at Academy, who also did this for Foals – I just love it: https://www.academyfilms.com/projects/us#foals-my-number-cutdown
Posted by – 13 January, 2014
A page from the storyboard for the Branston Pickle ad that went out just before Christmas, directed by Si&Ad at Academy. It’s about a dad who’s generally rubbish at most things, but one skill he does have is the ability to make an amazing sandwich.
You can see the rest of the pages here and the ad here.
Posted by – 4 November, 2013
Here’s a bit of the storyboard for O2’s current ‘Be More Dog’ ad out at the moment. It was directed by Bison for Academy; you can see the finished thing here and the rest of the frames here.
Posted by – 5 September, 2013
Here’s a couple of storyboard pages for the Talk Talk ‘Date Night’ ad that’s out right now. It’s about a character in a child’s wallpaper who comes to life and has to traverse the dangers of the house in order to get to his date (the princess) on time. They then race together to the sofa to watch their movie. You can watch the ad here (still can’t work out how to embed). The spaceman design was obviously changed a bit from the one I worked from, and the Leo/Kate scene is new (I like that bit). This was the first time I’d shaded with markers, as opposed to Photoshop. I much prefer it – it’s faster and I like the effect.
You can see the rest of the storyboard here.
Posted by – 2 September, 2013
A recent storyboard for Verizon which went out in America (they’re a US telecoms company) – the message was about sharing your mobile network with people you know. You can see the rest of my pics here and the ad here.