Some easy photoshop tutorials

Here are a couple of photoshop tutorials I found which were helpful. Probably very easy for most people. I’m doing a wedding invitation design for a friend who specifically requested hearts and roses despite the advice of interested people.

So I did a few preliminary sketches and decided the least tacky way to incorporate hearts was to do it like a swinging chunky pendulum and make it like a metal locket.

So I had to find a tutorial on making objects look metallic. This provided one way of doing it which could be tweaked and played with to get many different effects….

And I found this tut while I was at it…..


May 11, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Godfather script

I watched the Godfather for the first time last week….AND THEN RE-WATCHED IT A WEEK LATER JUST TO ANALYSE THE STORYBOARDS. Damn pre-production. I’ve never re-watched anything in my life! My movie watching experience has been completely changed (mutter, mutter, grumble)

Then I went to and grabbed the opening segment of the script.

godfather script -opening sequence

So here is a rough broken down storyboard of  The Godfather opening sequence. I probably should have used the storyboards provided in class. Oh well, if good intentions count, I intend to analyse a storyboard a fortnight. Its actually very helpful. I wish I’d done it BEFORE i handed in the animatic.

The drawings are very rough but I see how the director has set up the whole scene in his head beforehand and then just staged cameras at different locations to slowly, slowly reveal the entire scene.

May 11, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

More character designs for stupid alien script

So here are some more character and costume designs for the alien script…..

It turned out to be a good idea to do profile, 3/4, front on and back view for the main characters. I ended up cutting them up in photoshop and pasting them directly onto the storyboard. It was a good way to work out which characters need to go where to balance the shot and to create a more interesting design.

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