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).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

LEARNIN' FROM THE MASTERS

One of the perks of Burbank is being right next to the Animator's Guild and the American Animation Institute, where I've recently started taking their Storyboard Class (hey, always room for improvement, right?...well, don't all start agreeing at once!), taught by the drawing legend and mad artist Karl Gnass.

Our first assignment was the classic "copy a film" exercise, and my chosen case study was Phantom of the Paradise.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Action Storyboards - KYMRA


I tested for an action cartoon series recently and made this sample as part of my portfolio. It was a lot of fun to create, plus it features a character design I've had kicking around my sketchbook for a while.

Click the image above to see the results for yourself; comments and critiques are always welcomed!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BRAND NEW YEAR!


Heya! First off, I hate reading blogs where people apologize for neglecting their blogs...that said, I want everyone to ignore the fact that I have neglected my blog. Let's put that behind us!

The Storyboard section of my website (www.aidancasserly.com, in case you forgot it) has been completely redone, so that instead of scrolling through all the samples in a linear order you can just pick and choose whichever storyboards you feel like seeing. This sort of convenience will hopefully help clients and recruiters sample my work, because if your website is hard to navigate through most people wont even bother. Take it from someone who's learned this the hard way.

A new Flash animation is up, "CHIMAERA", which is a silly but innocent little cartoon about God and the struggles it takes to create something. I'm still not quite up to the quality of "Sita Sings the Blues", but I'm working on it!

The extremely awesome Karen J Lloyd conducted an interesting interview with Paul Briggs, storyboard artist on Disney's "The Princess and the Frog". Check it all out at Karen's blog.

And finally, I wanted to give a shout-out to my friend and fellow storyboard artist Sean Petrilak. Sean is a very talented, and more importantly, very NICE artist who has been giving me a lot of good advice and encouragement. This business isn't easy, and you need all the pals you can get. Check out Sean's website.

See you all in the next post! No blogs left behind!