I’ve this great notebook for several years. I picked it up in London and have only used it off and on. It’s called the “Bushey” from Charles Roberson & Co. I can’t find a US reseller. While I done crazier thing than order a stack of sketchbooks to be shipped from across the ocean, I’m not sure if I have that store of crazy in me at the moment.
Anyway, I found these rough boards for “Sympathy for the Fish” when I was flipping through recently for blank pages.
It’s interesting for me to see how closely they resemble the end product.
Kelsey Stark is largely responsible for the animation on this. She always brings a high measure of artistry to my crappy ideas.
In making this film, we basically went from these drawings to slightly tighter boards cut against my voice track.
I’m pretty sure I scribbled these boards on the subway -not that that’s any excuse for the lousy drawing.
It’s a writing/script based film -though I think the images play an important role in working against the narration and adding information that’s not said -so the boards, by and large, stem from the script.
Because of this, I had figured out the picture for the most part while writing.
We only wound up cutting one antic with the doctor -in the board he picks up a few items before the wire cutter, ultimately it’s just the one.
These are some of my rough design concepts which Kelsey turned into something very nice.
We’ll have a new holiday themed film ready in a couple weeks.