It's the gremlins I tell you. Internet Gremlins are the worst...they're all, "Hey! Don't be productive! Enjoy this rabbit hole of cat videos and Tweet holes!"
*Tweet Hole- That thing where one tweet brings you to the next until you find yourself reading things you've never been interested in.
Anywho...I went to CTNX a couple weekends ago and it was pretty amazing. I had been wanting to go for a while but didn't bite the bullet till this year. SO GLAD I DID. I was just going to go with a general visual development concept art portfolio and get some reviews done. However, I've been enrolled in a class called Oatley Academy Live at the Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling and it's really changed (for the better) my work. I'll be making a post soon about my personal project that I've been developing through that class but on to the point of this post.
Through the class, I've been trying to develop my style of storytelling, my humor and a my one big goal has been to always create something with a definable Beginning, Middle and End while saying something that matters. Director of the Oatley Academy and all around Super Dude really encouraged me to make a set of storyboards for SpongeBob Squarepants to bring to CTN and I'm so glad I did. After asking Chris if I should use an existing script for SB or write my own jokes, Chris was all for me writing my own gags. So that's just what I did:
Just click on the first image to be able to cycle through the boards
At CTN I had the opportunity to have Sherm Cohen, Lead Storyboard Artist for SpongeBob review them and the comments he gave me were extremely helpful! They were specific, concise and really clear. I'm stoked to get to edit these later but just like he said, my next goal is to apply the ideas he gave me to a new set of boards. That'll be part of my personal project!