Final storyboard / animatic for my transcription project - "Grandad's Story".
@Phil - I did discuss Raymond Briggs with Alan in my first meeting. We talked about recreating the same tone and feeling he achieves in "When the Wind Blows". I hadn't thought about the pencil crayon / cross hatching look as the overall style. I originally wanted to give it a painterly feel reminiscent of Sylvain Chomet's the Illusionist. I think because Raymond Briggs' animations are 2D and illustrative, the thought hadn't crossed my mind, but I like it.
@Alan - Can we discuss how this would be achieved in 3D when you are next available? Would hand drawn texture maps be the way to go?
I've taken out the title sequence and the over-long cloud flying sequence. I have also (reluctantly) changed the music. I really, really wanted to keep "Michael Kamen's - Band of Brothers Suite One", I spent a long time calling people at Sony Music Classical, who put me onto NCPS and PPL to obtain a licence. They couldn't provide a joint licence which is required (apparently). However, they said if I speak to Sony Music Entertainment and seek permission from them it would be ok. Instead of going through all that hassle I found and paid for royalty free music and I'm pretty happy with it. I'm also in the process of getting a professional voice over done too.
Enough said, here it is...