TRIP: STORY BOARD

This is the basic story outline. I drew it in a comic strip style to help me work out what I wanted to represent. Some of the panels need reworking to turn it into an animatic. But doing it like a comic was a much better way for me to start rather than thinking shot by shot straight away before I’d developed the story. Writing a script first can also be difficult for me to get the idea across with description. I showed it to Steve and An Vrombaut. They were really helpful and positive about the idea.

An suggested using the comic book as a promotional tool for the film, which I really like. She was really inspiring. I liked her insight on everybody’s ideas. Steve siad he thought it had a similar appeal to Scott Pilgrim/ Wimpy Kid etc. rad.

I’m now considering this project as part of a mini-series. There were plenty of scenarios I imagined Trip getting into that I wont be able to fit into one 3 minute film. So hopefully after graduating I will be able to take this idea further. One of the main reasons for this is that I really feel like I would enjoy working with the characters and context longer term. Let’s see what happens with the pilot!

 

CSM Digital Present Interview

Imogen Everson interviewed me about my blog for the Digital Present blog that is all about developing the use of “digital tools” as part of our education.

She selected a bunch of images from my blog which is rad. Thanks Imogen. Here’s what I said:

http://digitalpresent.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2013/01/21/blogs-maxim-northover-shares-his-insights/ 

Thanks Birgitta for recommending me!

FLAT GROUND TRICKS

Adam Shomsky’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ashomsky?feature=watch

Tune: Never Knew by Funky Notes.

Tricks: 

Kyle McPherson — nollie dolphin flip (AKA nollie forward flip)
Cameron Carmichael — backside 180 casper flip (?) (or bs 180 hospital flip)
Jerrod Skorupski — nollie heelflip bs body varial
David Case – nollie 360 shuv underflip (AKA nerd flip)
David Case – frontside shuv underflip (AKA kiwi flip)
Dustin Blauvelt – hardflip pretzel
Dustin Blauvelt – Merlin twist (switch front foot impossible fs 180)
Dustin Blauvelt – nollie heelflip indy grab
Shane Anderson – early grab frontside 180 fingerflip (?)
Jovan Pierson – pressure hardflip (?)
Jovan Pierson – ?? I don’t know what this is, I just call it a Jovan flip
Erick Schaefer – backside pop shuv underflip
Tim Hamp – Nollie pressure hardflip (?)

BRIAN BUTLER The Slackers and friends…

Check this hella awesome drawing!

it’s by this dude Brian Butler. Hit his blog.

He does these kind of sketchbook drawings at gigs and festivals (The Slakers are a sick old-school Ska band). He takes down notes of all the people there and some lines of funny dialogue. He’s also done Paper Toy work and Cupco collaborations, hundreds of murals, skate decks, wu-tang t-shirts and hundreds of sketchbook pages. Spoilt for choice.

 

Thrashin’

A still from Thrashin’ a movie about L.A. skaters. The Daggers (badass tough guys who spray-paint their bedroom walls) can’t stand the dudes from The Valley (the tanned ones with clean hair). The soundtrack was mostly lame 80’s synth stuff, and the message was a bit “it’s ok to skate as long as you don’t look like a punk” but the dialogue was funny! Everything was “gnarly” they weren’t kidding. The downhill race had people crashing their boards at every turn. One guy even had an inflatable skeleton in a noose on his wall! Seriously.

Jon Burgerman

Love this guy’s stuff! Read some interviews with him, I really like this one on FAD: http://www.fadwebsite.com/2012/12/27/jon-burgerman-answers-fads-questions/

There’s tons of great stuff of all sizes. Wasn’t sure what to post! He’s also done all sorts of awesome collaborations (including Kid Robot and Pictoplasma) also got a swell blog with all his projects/collaborations and things like painting battles have a look:

http://jonburgerman.com/blog