Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Last of the Broken Tokyo Ghosthunters

I forgot a few details regarding the storyboard competition in my last entry. First off you were only allowed to produce the illustrations using Corel Painter X (you could download a 30 day trial version), which was more than ok by me. The other condition was that the storyboards had to be based on one of three scripts by brilliant up and coming screenwriter Graham Thomas. Each screenplay tackled a different genre - film noir, science fiction, and, well something resembling Gilliamesque surrealism. One of the most difficult aspects of the competition was choosing which tale to tell - each had great things going on which were just crying out to be visualised.

I finally opted for the manga style sf script as its probably the genre I'm more familiar with. Below is the storyboarded opening scene of the script. If you want to find out how the whole thing turns out you can check out the script and the two alternatives at:

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