Storyboards

Storyboards are the path to making a great production. Animated, live-action or video -  Blade Runner director Ridley Scott sums it up nicely:

 

"You’re filming on paper before you even begin, so when I walk on set, I know exactly what I’m going to do. That gives me a confidence with the actors, and the actors smell it.”

 

 

Charles Martinet is the voice of the legendary Mario character from the landmark 1996 Nintendo game Super Mario 64. His voice has been heard by millions of people...(see more)

The Voice Behind the Moustache

BEHIND THE SCENES

 

 

An early scene with Ferdinand and Lupe. More

scenes and description below.

Ferdinand the Bull - Blue Sky Studios

 

 

Before the movie stars and big league animators get involved, these features go through months of trial and error storytelling. The process is a lot like sitting...(see more)

Ferdinand the Bull - Blue Sky Studios

BEHIND THE SCENES

ON SCREENWRITING

Scriptnotes

Screenwriters John August (Big Fish) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover) record a weekly podcast where they end the show by sharing 'one cool thing.' This is that cool thing... 

REBRANDING THE POTATO

Rory Sutherland

The Copywriter

DAVID OGILVY

The legendary story of David Ogilvy. A man

on the street gets some sage advice from

the king of copywriting himself.  

Advertising guru Rory Sutherland did a

TedTalk about the value of creativity. It was

such a good story I stripped the audio from

that video and drew these images to...

 

BRIGHT HORIZONS

Whiteboard

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a provider of

early education shows and tells what this novel 
idea is all about. (3 min) 
Live action - Lunchpail Productions
Animation - Tom LaBaff Studios

QUEENSBERRY

Whiteboard

A photographer's best friend. Queensberry has a unique way of helping make life as a professional photographer simpler, more fun and more profitable.

CAPT. SULLY 

Whiteboard

Client: Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland Ohio.
Voice: Mark Alan Morris
AD: Tammy Weitzner
Script: Ben Padd

Annual shareholder meeting, 90th anniversary. 
Message: Keeping an eye on the big picture can help simplify a hectic lifestyle.

FACEBOOK 

Gist of the Gist

Andrew Keller talks about what's up with brands and their 15 second ads.

Scriptnotes

ON SCREENWRITING

Screenwriters John August (Big Fish) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover) record a weekly 
podcast where they end the show by sharing

'one cool thing.' This is that cool thing... 

DEAD STUNTMAN

2D Animation

A stuntman so dedicated to his career that he continues to work posthumously. 
I.D. spots for Spike TV
Writer/director: Ethan Long
Co-writer/director: Tom LaBaff
EP- Niels Schuurman Executive VP Spike TV

 

coming soon

APPLIED

The Ice Bowl

Drawing sales analogies between one of the greatest drives in NFL history. The Dallas Cowboys VS Green Bay Packers. For Applied's 2017 fourth quarter sales summit at Lambeau field. Game on!