Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Illustration Friday: 80's

Life in the Valley!
Here's a storyboard page I did for the independent movie Regular Joe
The scene is an explanation of why the main character's birthday is never remembered at his work place.

The original concept was that the receptionist/office worker shown here is a gum-obsessed valley girl type. Regular Joe is a live-action film but all the fantasy and flashback scenes are done in cutout animation meaning we animate cut-out photographs using compositions in AfterEffect (much like the Guinness commercials). When I photographed the costume design, however, Gene the director decided the valley girl look isn't appropriate for the work place.
So we ended up not using the valley girl idea.
For more info on Regular Joe or director Gene Landry, go to
I'm there too!

The model for the costume is my good friend Alona, we had fun doing the shoot, haha.