“Break Progress” – Scene Two

A continuation of some storyboards I did for a self-directed project called “Break Progress.”  I worked on these around Spring 2011 to practice animation writing and directing.

The story followed a woman who had to make a speakeasy before prohibition shut down her gin making operation for good.

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Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows man looking up as he stuffs paper rolls into a bag in the car. The woman gets his attention by the door of the house. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows cross cut between interior shot of a woman yelling outside and an exterior shot of a man tripping over a dog. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows wide shot of a bar as the woman walks in. Last panel cuts to a mid shot of the woman walking past a pair of french doors. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows continuation of a woman walking past a pair of french doors. The camera follows her past a big man sitting in an arm chair and drinking. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows the man drinking from a small glass. The woman notices him and he pulls out a pocket watch. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows the man checking the time and dramatically putting down the glass. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows man's shoe reaching the floor. Then the man, holding the pocket watch stands and leans on a mantel. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence show the man reveal himself to be very drunk and he fall onto the mantle. He turns to the younger man, who's just entered, to ask a question.Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows the younger man finish shrugging from the previous shot. It cuts to the woman closing and locking a elaborate door. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows the woman closing a curtain. It cuts to outside where the blind dog reacts to the noise inside. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows the woman moving a chair across the room. The younger man sits down just as the drunk man pops out of the other room. Storyboard sequence from an animated film. Sequence shows the woman standing on a chair before a giant door. She opens the crazy thing after a bit of dialogue.A workbook or layout of a shot from a self-directed animated feature project. Digital drawing feature a truck-out, pan up camera move showing a woman opening a door and the crazy gin-still setup she has on the second floor.

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