This semester I started learning how to use storyboard pro and it has been an adventure! Now I am adding sound so I can understand better the pace of my drawings. I am also using audacity to make the simple edits on the audio file. I got some great feedback this week and I am looking forward to adding them to the work. Here is a glimpse in how the workspace of the two programs looks like:
I would like to share the drawings close to what I think that the finished animation would look like. I hope someday I can finish it, but for now, I am focused on learning as much as I can about the boards.
Here they are:
It is hard for me to post on the internet. Even harder to post my own work and work in progress. It is not a safe space for me, it brings back a lot of insecurity and fear. Fear of the judgment and fear of the failure, of the incomplete. So most of the time I try to avoid it.
This semester it is even harder for me because I am doing something I never tried before. I am doing an adaptation of a story and storyboarding it. It feels too ambitious, too big, and there is so much so much that I don’t know about this. But it has been so amazing to learn, and as time goes by, I try to make peace with all the thing I just don’t know yet.
Here are some of the drawings I did in Storyboard Pro:
How I feel after making this happen:
During the research for my undergrad final project, I found a lot of people pointing out that the media should fit the story. And I first developed my story to be an animated short.
Here in the MFA, I intended to change the media and choose at first the book format, but as I researched an wrote it didn’t feel right. I was feeling that the media was not suited to tell this specific story. So I decided to look for other possibilities where I could tell this story the best way possible. Since I arrived comics have been calling for me, a media that I read a lot when I was little but reconnected only recently.
Since I started going to towards comic, the work has become even funnier and more expressive.
Here are some of my recent sketches and endeavors through the comic world: