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Monday, April 1, 2013

"Fish Hooks"- "Final Exam" song before and after...

"Fish Hooks" was a very collaborative show. As a storyboard artist and writer, I was fortunate enough to have a chance to write some songs whenever it was appropriate for the story. In the case of the episode "Fail Fish", we needed to see Milo study for his final in the quickest, most entertaining way possible. And what is quicker and more entertaining than a musical montage? Below is the very first version of the song "Final Exam".  I was going for a "Joy Division"/"She Wants Revenge" type of sound. I wanted "Final Exam" to have a double meaning-it is Milo's last exam but also Milo is going to die! Check it out:

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It was an intriguing idea, but it never made it past the animatic phase. Here is the final version, composed by "Fish Hook's" composer Andy Shubert:




Just an interesting look at how much an idea can evolve before it even hits the screens!

©Fish Hooks and all related media is owned and ©Disney Television Animation.










Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fish Hooks! "The Tale of Sir Oscarfish"

Hey everybody!
I'm still getting used to posting on here so bear with me! I just wanted to share an episode of the show I am currently working on for the Disney Channel- "Fish Hooks" created by the amazing Noah Z. Jones! My job on the show is to write and storyboard. It's a fun job and it's also very challenging! Here is an episode that I'm very proud of entitled "The Tale of Sir Oscarfish". A lot of very talented people worked very hard to make this episode turn out as awesome as it did, and I would like to send a virtual high-five to everyone involved in the making of this! I will write more about the making of the show in the future, but for now, enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Little Experiment...

Hello again!

I'd like to take this opportunity to attempt a NEW way of displaying storyboards online (new to me anyway) without having to open separate image files and scroll around and totally take you, the reader, out of the story experience.

I will now post a quicktime "Pitch Movie" of a storyboard I did for "My Gym Partner's a Monkey", entitled "A Whole Zoo World".

This is pretty much what the board looks like when I go to pitch it to whoever I need to pitch it to- in this case it was for Tim and Julie Cahill (two of the coolest people to work for) and the Gym Partner crew (one of the best crews I've ever been lucky to be a part of).

To view it, DO NOT PRESS PLAY! Simply click on the quicktime movie and scroll through it FRAME BY FRAME with the right arrow key. There's no sound either- you're going to have to use your imagination (a little audience participation never hurt anyone.)

Let me know what you think in the comments section. If this works I will post more storyboard goodness!

yer pal,
Ian

P.S. All characters are property of Cartoon Network Studios.
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Monday, November 26, 2007

It's about time...

Hey everybody! After all this time and at the urging of friends I've finally given in and started a blog of my artwork. I guess what's really cool about this is now that most of these shows are done it gives me an opportunity to finally show all the cool stuff we had to cut out of episodes of shows like Billy and Mandy or My Gym Partner's a Monkey- and give people a taste of what is was like behind the scenes.

I'll start things off with one of my favorite "Mandy-isms" from "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy". Maxwell Atoms (God Bless that man) gave me the opportunity to storyboard these when I was just starting out as a storyboard revisionist on the show. I did a whole batch of them- not all of them made it- but I will post them all up as soon as I scan them. Until then- enjoy!