Paperman Storyboard by Clio Chiang. 

So yesterday I posted a set of storyboards from Paperman that I incorrectly attributed to Clio Chiang. I have updated that post. But I think it is only fair to also share some boards that were actually done by Clio, so here they are! (At least I’m pretty sure she did these, they have her name on ‘em…) 



Every single one of The Little People

I was going thru old stuff and I found these panels I did back when i was Storyboard Supervisor on AT. This scene happens at the end of Jesse Moynihan and Ako Castuera’s Season 5 board “All The Little People”. 

The numbers match the characters up to a gigantic list of little people (designed by Andy Ristaino) which I can’t find. This was maybe the most complicated thing I ever had to do for AT. I miss it.

Some boards I did yesterday after work! This was a ton of fun

This week was focusing on drawing on model and moving the camera, so I used Steven Universe model sheets. I need  to work more on dynamic camera movements.

Hoping to post more regularly but this is my last week on the East Coast and I’m going to be pretty busy for a while!


Disney Animation Studios currently looking for 2015 Talent Development Artist - Story Artist :

 Link to apply: here

Burbank, California

Walt Disney Animation Studios first developed the craft of storyboarding in the 1920s as a tool to explore ideas and bring them to visual life.  Over 90 years later, we continue to perfect the art of story today through expressive drawing, dynamic staging, and entertaining ideas. Our Talent Development Program has created a new track focused on the art of story for emerging artists with up to 5 years experience.  Artists will enter the program at a Trainee, Apprentice, or Assistant level based on their experience.

Under the guidance of a Disney Mentor, the Talent Development program offers a unique opportunity to hone and understand skills, refine and strengthen key expectations, and experience our real-time production environment in an immersive experience for a 3, 6, or 12 month paid position based in Burbank, California.

Trainee, Apprentice, or Assistant Story Artist
Our Story Artists translate story ideas into visual sequences. By working with other members of the production team, they develop the cinematography and staging of the film; choosing initial camera placement and angles; defining action and camera movement in the most entertaining way. They must convey the essence of storyline, scene structure, character emotion, and create action and humor in alignment with the overall direction of the film. They solve story and structure problems and work collaboratively in the story room.  

The 3, 6, or 12 month program is designed to share the specific skills and philosophies of the Walt Disney Animation Story Department through ongoing mentorship and insight.

As a Trainee, Apprentice, or Assistant Story Artist, the first three months are structured to introduce you to the art of our story process, from our studio culture to our production environment.  Whether fresh out of school or with a few years under your belt, these initial months will showcase the complexity of this fine art form while providing you the nurturing support to adapt to our style of visual filmmaking.

A three month and six month review determines future assignments to production.  Under the mentorship and leadership of the story team, Talent Development Artists will participate in a real time production experience.  

To apply for this position you must upload a resume and portfolio to your online profile at careers.disneyanimation.com/login

Portfolios should demonstrate:

· Strong gestural draftsmanship, the ability to draw very loosely and roughly yet with clarity in character appeal and acting

· Strong understanding of cinematography and narrative staging with visually clear shot flow applied throughout work

· Versatile range of character-driven story sequences preferred.  Showcase through a variety of genres and conveyed emotion including: comedy, action, romance, suspense, drama, musical, etc.

· Sequences do not need to be a full film in length but should have a clear beginning, middle, and end

· Strong understanding of acting and entertainment value

· Life/Observational Drawings required

· Sketchbook samples, animal zoo drawings required

· Character moments helpful

· Caricatures helpful

· Uploaded multipage PDF portfolios or digital animatics

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

“Storyboards are a rehearsal “ - Brad Bird


British artist Brendan McCarthy has shared some of the concept art he drew when he helped George Miller write the initial story for Fury Road in 1997. Way cool, could you imagine Furiosa with a giant claw hand?? Take a look at the full gallery of concept art here.


Back in the day : #Wakfu (2008)

Holy molly, this is my first work as story artist during my internship at #Ankama, 7 years ago.

I was charged to do the animatic of an full webisode of #Tristepin.

The idea was to present his daily training with many traps.

He is so dumb that each time he does it, he forget it is a training and thinks there is a real lady to save.

I did the episode in 2 months of full pain but i was so happy to do this thinking it will be cleaned and painted.

Unfortunately, the webisode was never released … ;_; 


Warm down practice boards. For some reason I decided to do little snapshots of a sort of disaster movie? With aliens and telekinetic gals and stuff? I dunno….Anyways these were fun. (Also I was listening to the collab playthrough for Killing Floor 2 with Jack, Mark, and Wade, which is where the last panel’s quote is from).


Last spring, the talented Vanessa Lalonde and I boarded an add for Nestle’s Kokokrunch cereals. It was my first real day job and man, I was super anxious. Story-boarding was something totally out of my comfort zone (and still is a little bit today).

But I’m definitely gonna build a story portfolio this year and put myself out there to do more of this in the future cause, I kinda like dealing with stress and angst! 

See ya!