Storyboarding experiences by Alex Almaguer #1

Storyboarding experiences by Alex Almaguer #1

Storyboarding experiences by Alex Almaguer #1
 
Hi everyone,
My name is Alex Almaguer and I’ve worked in the Animation Industry for over 15 years as a Storyboard Artist, Writer, and Designer. I started at Warner Bros T.V. Animation on a show called “Pinky & The Brain” after my second year at The California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts.) Since then, I’ve had the privilege to have worked at Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Dreamworks, etc. on shows such as “The PowerPuff Girls”, “The Grim Adv. of Billy & Mandy”, “Johnny Bravo”, “Chowder”, “Scooby Doo”, and “Phineas & Ferb” just to name a few. Currently, I’m working at Dreamworks Animation as a Story Artist for “Dawn of the Croods” available in Netflix.

 

Storyboarding is probably THE most crucial step in an Animated Production. The Story artist plays a huge part in the production and wears many hats. One as a visual storyteller, and a Cinematographer, an Actor, a character/set designer and a Director. On most productions, the Writer(s) will complete a script of an episode and hand it off directly to the Story artist(s) to visualize and conceptualize the show creator’s vision. In other scenarios, the Storyboard artist is truly tested by being given just an outline to work from. An outline is simply a brief description of the story/episode idea, which usually is 1-7 pages in length. The difference being: The outline consists of few to no lines of dialogue, leaving the story artist to come up with most of what the show’s characters are going to say in the episode and fill in any holes that the story may have. Simply put: An animated show can’t function without the role of Story artists backing it and giving it the legs to stand on.

 

 

For more information about Alex, check out his site at;

www.alex-almaguer.com
www.storyboardingbook.com

 

Alex Almaguer_sktech#1

Alex Almaguer_sktech#1

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