The following video is based off a project created for the upcoming new edition of Prepare to Board by Nancy Beiman.
The short started off as a project that was created for the Chapter 12 assignment of Prepare to Board, an assignment that is based on a simple nursery rhyme or poem. The poem does not appear in the finished animatic since it served as a ‘script’ that inspired a visual story. The true nature of the characters and situation is gradually revealed as the story progresses. Beat boards, character lineups and storyboards from MY FATHER appear in Chapter 12 of the second edition of Prepare to Board . Bram’s animatic was scored with a scratch track using methods described in Chapter 19 of Prepare to Board.
Nancy Beiman is a renowned animator and artist having worked as a professional animator, storyboard artist, character designer, development artist, illustrator, and director in feature films, commercials, television specials, and new media. She was a supervising animator and development artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Television Animation, a director at Warner Bros. Animation, and a producer (with partner Dean Yeagle) at Caged Beagle Productions, Inc. Nancy has taught animation, storyboard, character design, and gesture drawing at the undergraduate and graduate level since 2000 and conducted masterclasses in storyboard and animation.
© 2010 Used by permission of Bram Cayne.