Inside Sony Pictures Animation - Storyboard Artist Patrick Harpin


Pt. 1: Here’s a GIF of the original storyboards for the “Camp Lebanon Flood Sequence” from Moonrise Kingdom. A lot of the shots changed/ or the script was rewritten. But my boards were handed out on set, so you’ll see a lot of it sticks pretty closely. Also at this point I knew Edward Norton was cast, but Harvey Keitel hadn’t been yet… or else I would have made it look like him!


Alum Patrick Harpin is featured in video from Sony Pictures Animation. He talks about his journey to become a storyboard artist, and the work he’s doing. There are some great photos of Patrick’s time at CalArts, including some pics of other alums. Patrick’s credits include storyboarding Wes Anderson’s film Moonrise Kingdom, and writing episodes for Skyler Page’s Cartoon Network show Clarence.


If ya wanna see a “spooky” Clarence episode, tune in for “Belson’s Sleepover” this Thursday night! It’s one of the last scripts I wrote for the show and I’m pretty proud of it. I borrowed a lot from “House on Haunted Hill”, and even a little “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”…
Storyboarded by Ian Wasseluk, Charlie Gavin, Derek Evanick and Diana Lafyatis!

Thursday night at 6:30/5:30c on Cartoon Network

Entry 37 - 3/28/2014

It’s been a year now since I met Shanil, and within that time I thought she and I would get to know each other better, and yet… she’s been for awhile now, I’ve not seen her since we last spoke in Dalaran, and the last I heard from her was the Letter she sent me at Winter Veil. I find myself staring at the Crystal she gave me as a gift every night as I lay there, trying to drift off to sleep. My mind filled with thoughts of worry for her, I wonder how she is, what she is doing, where she is… and always my last thought is that I hope she is safe.

I hope I see her again soon, some would probably tell me that I should go and look for someone else, that this much time is a sign that it wasn’t meant to be, and yet… I cannot bring myself to do it. So I will wait, as patiently as I can, and I will continue to hope she is safe. Wherever she is.

Entry 41 - ((6/18/2014))

I took Jeni to the Doctors home so she could get a check up, Charlotte gave her a good clean bill of health. The twins and I then ended up spending the day together in Keel Harbor, mostly out on the boardwalk there. The twins getting to play a number of games and feast on more food than I probably should have let them, but by the time our day was over they were passing out in my arms.

I wish I could have stayed longer and spent some more time with her, I don’t know what it is about her just yet, but I want to get to know her better. I can’t deny a physical attraction, but she was good with the twins and that is something I’m glad to see.

Of course, she’s also a doctor so she’s probably good with people in general. So we’ll see what happens.

Still need to get that package from the Elder though, I wonder what is in it. Don’t have any idea what Shanil could have sent me, guess I’ll find out once I get the package.