Friday, January 27, 2012

GO TO AIDANCASSERLY.COM

Oh, this poor, neglected blog...rest assured, folks, I have been busy working on new boards and projects, but it's probably best if you just see them all for yourself at my main website.

www.aidancasserly.com

Life's a big storyboard and there's seldom time for revisions!...that metaphor makes no sense, but it's still early and I haven't had my coffee yet.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BEBE YAGA

A new portfolio board...this one ALSO features a witch! I sense a theme going here.

Please click the image to see the whole storyboard:

Friday, January 21, 2011

NEW THINGS COMIN' ALONG


I received a lot of great advice and feedback from storyboard masters I met at the CTN (an awesome convention of artistic minds...and goofy cartoonists, that's held in Burbank); that, along with some very cool board artist friends at Nickelodeon, has made me rethink the entire way I do storyboards.

I've since tried the "multiple panels to a page" system, which helps me keep track of continuity (both in story and in character size and placement), and makes it much easier to copy/paste things as needed. I've also switched from drawing in Photoshop to Sketchbook Pro, although I still use Photoshop for tones (if absolutely necessary...some good advice I got is to not go nuts with toning your boards, unless if it's vital to conveying a mood).

Attached here is the first page of a new portfolio board I'm working on, Gretel and Hansel (not toned yet). Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

O'MALLEY OUTDRINKS THE DEVIL

Óró 's é do bheatha 'bhaile! Here's the newest portfolio storyboard, "O'Malley Outdrinks the Devil". Click the image link below to check it out.

Monday, May 24, 2010

LUV

Well, my class at the AAI is over, and I want to thank Karl Gnass for making it such a great experience. Anyone even remotely interested in storyboards (or just making good films) needs to take this class.

The final assignment was to use a script he provided, only try to put a new twist on it (no "talking heads" storyboards). The script was a scene from LUV, by Murray Schisgal, and being the little creep that I am, I turned it into a psycho suspense/romance. Love is crazy.

Click the image below to check out my, uh, LUVly results.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The BUNNY RACKETS

Still having a blast in my Storyboard class at the American Animation Institute. Our recent assignment was an updating on an old fable. I chose the "Pine Gum Baby" (aka "Tar Baby", depending on where in America the story's told, I suppose), and, after much weird brainstorming and gallons of coffee, somehow ended up with a Prohibition era story of rabbits with guns and transvestite cops. Don't ask.

Just enjoy the show! Here it is in animatic form (click the image); you can also see some of the individual boards here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BALLOON BABY

This was another assignment from the AAI Storyboard class: a character must retrieve a baby's lost balloon. I decided that, instead of focusing on having my character chase after the balloon, I would instead aim the story on trying to shut the brat up!

This is the opening sequence from my take (I might post the rest some other time).