Monday, May 5, 2008

Knights of the Future

I've been trying to post this video for a long time, but Youtube and Blogger's Video things have been rejecting it. Here it is at last, for the purposes of my portfolio. I wrote a narrative responding to the prompt, "Knights of the Future," which had to feature "Menacing Black Knights," Galahad, Arthur, Ellen the Excellent, and Merlin and also had to hint at a larger story (thus playing the role of the sort of trailer that studios might present to a publisher for endorsement). This is probably the most meaningful project I've done, because I learned so much about shot selection, distilling complex actions into a series of moments, and just images in sequence while doing it. Without further ado though, here is the animatic: