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Howdy, friends. It’s been a doozy of a year for me. Lots of ups and downs, though thankfully much more of the former than the latter. Lots of work, lots of travel, lots of monumental benchmarks, all leading up to a lot of major changes in my life and career. I’m going on a couple long road trips in the coming weeks with my best buddy Gunther, and I am looking forward to *finally* getting back to taking photos again along the way. Hopefully my long-dormant photography Tumblr blog will start getting some regular updates as a result.

I want to thank all of the absolutely incredible people I have had the pleasure of working with over my many years at Nickelodeon since I started working there over 14 years ago. So many people throughout the company, in both Los Angeles and New York, have shown an intense passion for the two series Mike and I created together. We couldn’t have done it without them. And thanks to all our friends at Studio Mir and Studio Reve for their invaluable contributions to the animation production on Korra. I wish you all the best on your future animated projects.

Thanks especially to all the wonderful Avatar and Korra fans out there in the world. I really can’t put my feelings into words. So, just… thank you. Take care of each other! I leave you with my storyboards for the final shot in the finale. I hope you all have a happy, safe, and wonderful end of the year, and an even better 2015!

Love, Bryan

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Geometry of a Scene!!

For years I’ve tried to articulate this to storyboard artists.  This is one of the best ways I’ve seen to describe it.  Really useful for blocking scenes in an interesting way vs. simply cutting to “talking photographs.”

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Here’s some stuff I did from the ‘Alone Together’ episode. It was the second board I did working on SU and it had me freakin’ out ‘cause it was so cool and I was still trying to get a handle on the show and using storyboard pro to board (instead of the paper & pencil I had been using on Regular Show.) Lucky for me, everyone was super supportive and helpful. Ian and Rebecca both put in extra stuff into the dance scenes so that they really popped. I’m so grateful ‘cause it made all the difference!

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In the past 8 years of storyboarding in the entertainment industry, working on action-adventure shows, like The Legend of Korra, TMNT, and Ben10, has been the most unique and thrilling experience of my career. I’ve learned and gained so much and they satisfied my artistic craving. I heart Action-Adventure animation genre!

I’m hosting an 8-week storyboard online workshop where I’ll share basic principles and fundamentals of cinematic storyboarding and demonstrate how to apply them into an actual storyboard execution. From story beat breakdown to composition to laying out camera lenses to character acting and more, from basic technical skills to the creative process, I will share the important key knowledge of cinematic storyboarding.  And I’ll demonstrate to you, step-by-step, how I storyboard.

I know there are many others who want to learn action storyboards and to build a career based on it. But there aren’t many classes that teach you this kind of storyboarding. So I’m hoping to share this knowledge to many of you! This workshop is for those of you who are pursuing a storyboard career in the animation industry. Those who want to strengthen basic storyboarding techniques. Those who are art students. Those who want to work in action-adventure shows. Especially those who live far away from the Hollywood animation industry and have struggled to find an opportunity to learn.

Each week, students will have an exercise based on the topic shared from the workshop, sharpen basic technical skills and tackle challenging story sequences like conversation in drama, 1-on-1 martial arts fights, chases, large-scale action montages and more. Review and critiques will follow.

Spots are limited. Sign up now at Gum.co/storyws ! Once you sign up, the instructions to prepare for the workshop will be followed. Let’s make some action-adventure storyboards!

Action-Adventure Storyboard Online Workshop

FEB 7th, 2015 ~ MAR 28th, 2015 Sat 10AM - 12PM (PT) @ FUZE Web Meeting Sign Up Now at Gumroad.com

* You MUST be at least 18 years old to take this workshop.
** Internet Access & Computer or Tablet required
*** Workshop Time is in Pacific Time. Here are some other time schedules in different time zone. - NEW YORK/TORONTO 1 PM - 3PM, SAO PAULO 4 PM - 6 PM, LONDON 7 PM - 9PM, PARIS/ROME 7 PM - 9 PM
**** For PAYPAL User - You may send your payment at steveahn82@gmail.com
***** Your payment will be charged on Feb 7th, 2015!
****** Preparation Guide for the workshop will be followed via your email address! 

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i was rooting around some old files on my computer and i came across this storyboard i made over a year ago! it’s a remake of the first chapter of monster pop! that i made to pitch to frederator.

spoilers: it got rejected (it was way too girl-centric). despite that, it was a great learning experience and i’m glad i did it.

looking back now there are some issues with some of the drawings and other things that have me smacking myself in the face, but i’m still pretty proud of my past self for kicking out this thing in about a month even with all my crazy freelance work going on.

above you can see some of my favorite parts of the board! you can see the rest on my patreon!

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What if Glee did Defying Gravity for the 50th time but did it right this time?

SOO this is something that i’ve been doing on the side for fun! didn’t come out like i wanted but it was still fun! 

It’s also an itch i had to scratch since s3 LOL, it’s pretty ‘lol hummelberry’ (nothing too mean tbh tho) but it’s something that i’ve wanted to happen. I just think the writers hold Kurt back LOADS when he’s with Rachel, he has no back bone and is like a nurse on call with this girl! Just let them go their separate ways and let kurt and blaine adopt piggies in NY pls ;^;