Monday, July 25, 2011


In order to apply for production funding one of the best ways to show your vision is to have a pilot animatic. An animatic is a sequence of storyboarded images edited with the timing of the film. The Open Workshop funding and support allowed me to bring an extremely experienced storyboarder on board the project. Mads Juul makes some of the most beautiful and spot-on storyboards and animatics I have ever come across and I am honoured to also have him on board. Mads also agreed to do the remainder of the storyboards and animatic when (not if!) I manage to secure the production funding. The film itself will be 8 minutes long. We have condensed three separate scenes in this 2 minute animatic to convey the feel and look of the film. If you'd rather not know anything about the story - look away now! :-)


I was so lucky as to have the extremely talented Henrik Sønniksen also wanting to be involved in the project. One of the many strengths and talents Henrik has is an incredible eye for colour. So after Magnus and I created the line-up of the
characters, Henrik could do his magic. I love the way they work as a whole. It will make me have to re-think the background designs however - but that's all part of the (fun) process. I must add that the design of the turtle was very much Mads Juul's creation - he developed it during the storyboarding process and made him more funny than I could ever imagine.

I have also added a project page about Final Call to my new personal website if you'd like to take a peek.