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In the last three posts about my next film, Europa, I shared concepts of Savannah, my main character. This week I am posting a glimpse into the process, the storyboards for the first minute of Europa, in animatic form. I used Storyboard Pro to create the animatic and the final project will be animated in Animate Pro.

If you have any feedback it’s greatly appreciated, so please comment below. Check out a summary of the action, there will also be a script to follow along with audio.

‘Til next week…

A woman in a space suit holds a joystick trying to take control of her craft, a man is yelling instructions off camera, the name on her suit says Savannah. Cut to a title card. The ship is rattling and bucking violently, a red orange glow erupts from the bottom of the ship followed by a trail of smoke. Cut to another title card. A hand flips switches on a console above, condensation slowly forms over the buttons, a woman yells back what she is doing. Cut to another title card. Savannah clenches the joystick tightly; both her and the captain pull back hard. On the outside of the ship the reverse thrusters ignite. Cut to the title “Europa”. A loud crash sound emits followed by a static hiss. Savannah wakes up, the captain next to her isn’t moving. She starts to shake him then stops realizing he is dead she turns to look for the rest of the crew, all lost, the back of the ship was crushed, she is the only survivor.


  • emma says:

    So far so good Bob! Looks like you really got a good idea of exactly what you want.
    I know it’s just an animatic so far, so I can’t really give a really good critique of most things, unless of course you want me to get real nit-picky.

    • admin says:

      Well I am kinda asking for feedback, at this point I am mainly looking for comments on the flow and cutting. Like if something feels to slow or too long. I still have to plan the VO and that will effect everything.

  • wis says:

    awesome! u got me when u kill all the crews right away. The shot on 0:15:15 should be after the title shot i think. And as a reminder.. camera shake! 🙂

    Nice man! cant wait to see the progressses

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