Fireman Sam is the ultimate hero next door, racing to the rescue for over 30 years. Whether stuck on a high cliff-face or caught in an underground cave, the children of Pontypandy village know help is always close at hand— thanks to the brave and resourceful Fireman Sam.
Working remotely as board artist on this fantastic show being produced in Canada for IOM – FMS PRODUCTIONS INC. The boards were created using SB pro with imported 3D backgrounds.
52 x 7 min CGI series Magic Light Pictures and Blue Zoo
Pip and Posy is adapted from the hugely popular books by Axel Scheffler, translating the intricacies of character’s relationships and quirks from the books was key to maintaining the charm of the books. These boards were less about action more about feelings, the client needed to see emotional changes and the distinct personalities of all the characters, from the ever energetic optimistic Posy to the dreamy fairy like Jamilla. Below are sections of final animatics, they have editors notes for animation on them.
52 X 11 min CGI series Jellyfish and Beano Studios
I worked on this CGI version of a Beano classic in house from start to end. The storyboards were completed using a new software Panelforge, which allowed me to import basic 3D sets and T pose character models (as you can see in the visual difference of the below boards). I was able to manipulate the cameras in a real world fashion allowing me to really push the shots and become heavily involved in the layout process. As the storyboards fed the camera positions directly to the animators, the staging had to be absolutely on point. Trying to retain the charm (sometimes!) of the original characters, whilst bringing them to a modern audience, involved boarding extreme skateboarding/drone piloting aswell as spaceships flying down the internal organs of a canine!
Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed! was a pleasure to work, i definitely unleashed my inner Dennis!
Bianca is just like any other little girl, except for one teensy little thing. Bianca has Wish Magic, so she can make wishes come true. Whether she’s at home in Wish World, at the Willow Tree with her fairy friends, or at school with her non-fairy friends. Bianca and her hilarious teddy bear sidekick Bob navigate day-to-day problems with a little help from Bianca’s mom and of course, wish magic.
Using storyboard Pro I completed 3 boards for Wishenpoof 2 as a remote artist reporting to the Canadian studio.
52 X 11 min CGI series HIT Entertainment / DHX MEDIA
Based on the iconic Fisher-Price® Little People® brand, the new series features imaginative and energetic characters that are contemporary and relatable to today’s young children. The aim of this series is to bring an energetic group of characters to life through animation and song.
Working remotely i completed 3 boards for Little people using Storyboard Pro.
52 X 11 min CGI/2D/live action series Doodle Productions and CBeebies
Messy goes to Okido’ is a comedy adventure, science-educational show following a curious, lovable monster called Messy. The series aims to visually bring science to life using stories, comedy and adventure. Messy’s questions cover all aspects of science, from nature and biology to technology, from atoms to outer space, and everything in between.
Working in house from the start of the show, initially as a Storyboard assistant learning how the show was to be done, I became a Storyboard artist in my own right towards the end of the series. Using both live action and animation I had a great mix of formats to explore.