Inhabit Media: Polar Bear and Orphan

Inhabit Media: Polar Bear and Orphan

Early last year we were approached by Neil Christopher from Inhabit Media to develop some storyboards for one of his animated projects. I am always very pleased to work with Neil – he’s a great guy and very easy to work with. So he comes highly recommended.

I immediately tapped my good friend (and amazing artist) Michael Hamlett to work on this. And I think he did a fantastic job with these boards. Check out some of the work below…

Anyway, one of the tricks with this particular set of storyboards was that we had to be careful to keep all movement flowing from side to side. In order for this to be animated correctly and most easily, there couldn’t be a lot of flow from front to back. It was definitely a fun and unique challenge.

JM

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Amazon Studios: Codex

Amazon Studios: Codex

To say that we’ve been busy this last year is an understatement. We’ve been very fortunate to have a number of different projects come to us that have kept us pretty busy.

One of the more challenging, as well as more fun, is some work for Amazon Studios, which is the production side of Amazon. One of the things they are doing differently than other film production companies or movie studios is that they are doing a lot of visual development work up front. This is to help work out story kinks, test out movie and story ideas with the users at Amazon Studios and focus groups.

We were tasked with creating some short-form, broad-stroke storyboards, called “miniboards.” These basically illustrate the main beats of the story visually so it’s easier for test audiences to digest the story, instead of reading the script.

Codex is the first of three different projects we’re currently working with Amazon to develop visually. The story is a cool little mix of mystery, archaeology, action, and Nazi’s. It has the potential to be pretty fun.

About Codex
A graduate student attempts to unlock the secrets encoded within the oldest manuscript of the Old Testament and finds himself on the run from a dangerous society determined to use the secret for their own purposes.

For this project, we tapped Michael Hamlett to illustrate the boards, while I (Jeremy Mohler) handled the lettering. Mike did an outstanding job over quite a few different panels and I would strongly suggest you head over and give the story a read.

JM

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