Hybrids. Written by Haden Blackman for the Madefire digital comic.
These layouts for our portal chase sequence are the first run through of
the script and generally problem solve the pacing and composition
before pencils. 90% of what you see here makes the final cut. Primarily
working on individual panels to a 1.85 or 16:9 ratio for widescreen
viewing on the iPad and similar media. Panels or frames 'taller' than
the preferred ratio are to allow for pans or zooms. They are grouped together as pages for clarity and script checking. Choices also have to
be made regarding creating seperate layers within the panels and
indicating motion (not shown here) to provide parallax for the motion
This digital technique proves to be a very challenging experience
and rewards you with new creatives options for telling a story. More reviews next week.