I found some old animatics of my boards from 'A Monster In Paris' (2011). There are enough clips online to compare them to the final film. It's pretty lose to what I conceived but it's interesting to see where the film departs. Back when I did these I was working on paper with pencil and ink, scanning elements to composite them and heightening tone in Photoshop.
Here is sequence 3350 - the big musical number with Vanessa Paradis and Matthieu Chedid's song 'La Seine'.
I remeber Bibo had staged a workshop with dancers who worked out a routine for the animators to reference. Rightly the film focuses on the characters' motions and dropped the stage elements with cut-out 'flats' I proposed (background elements by Sasek!). Once they step off the stage and enter the fantasy realm then the decor becomes flat- smart decision.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
It's that merry time of year where young Americans dress up and fill the streets with drunken Santas from morn 'till night. Here are some of the revelers I observed in San Francisco a couple years back. Happy Holidays everyone!
Monday, November 30, 2015
1. 'Hall of Horrors' 9"x5" gouache on water colour paper
2. 'Dawn at Twenty Nine Palms' 9"x5" gouache on water colour paper
3. 'Desert Moon' 9"x5" gouache on water colour paper
4. 'Simian Rock' 9"x5" gouache on water colour paper
5. 'Hidden Valley' 8"x8" gouache on water colour paper
6. 'Sentinel' 9"x5" gouache on water colour paper
7. 'Intersection Climbers' 9"x5" gouache on water colour paper
. . . and here's a short film I cut of our trip
Sunday, November 08, 2015
'A Monster In Paris' long panning storyboard cut from the film. Fun market characters. #storyboard #amonsterinparis #animation #drawing #character #pencildrawingA video posted by Matt Jones (@mrlemonhart) on
'Paris 1910' another panning storyboard dropped from 'A Monster in Paris'. I did this as a proposed opening shot to set the scene and pick up on Maude & Emile's picnic in the park. As soon as I'd finished drawing it we came up with something better! @bibo_bu #amonsterinparis #unmonstreàparis #umap #animation #storyboard #camerapan #layout #drawing #Paris #1910 #inondèe #CGI #europeananimation #VanessaParadis #leoiseaurare #parcdesbutteschaumont #butteschaumont #vintage #oldparis #colonnemorrisA video posted by Matt Jones (@mrlemonhart) on
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
This is a very early rough pitch I did late 2010 trying to figure out the 'interface' between the Emotions and Riley. I placed the E's stationed at a central console, an emotional 'well' where they could control physiological responses and view memory balls. Even at this early point Joy, Anger (Ira) and Fear (Freddie) were pretty well defined as a yellow wisp, a red block and a skinny nerve. The green character was Hope and the purple one Pride (Preston). Sadness (Hap) was like a big, blue mattress and was still male at this point.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
I was pleasantly surprised to receive an 'Honorable Mention' in the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival 2015 two weeks ago. It was a really hot day but we all muddled through. Here are the three pieces I submitted.
'The Pan American Building'
'Indian Alley' 112 Winston
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
More architecture sketching while exploring Los Angeles . . .
'8 Bit' beach house at Marina Del Rey
Vista theater, Silverlake
Wolf's Lair compound, Hollywood Hills
Hollyhock House, Barnsdall Park (Frank Lloyd Wright)
'Snow White cottages', Los Feliz
Ballona Creek Bike Path, Culver City