Whether it's rough napkin thumbs, or fully fleshed out digital frames, I always prepare with thorough research + visualization. Examples below.
Frames for an animated speaker/event opener. Tools: Photoshop, After Effects.
NOTES View the project in motion here.
Digital boards sample series (full project consisting of 4 stories + 4 transitions). Tools: Illustrator, Photoshop, Cinema 4D.
Read more about this project at Columbus Zoo Wildlights.
Digital boards and styleframes for 2D animated explainer video (animated by a partner studio). Tools: Illustrator.
NOTES Read more about this project at First Data + Clover.
Boards (unsequenced) for a 3D animated video (animated by a partner studio). Tools: graphite.
Illustrated thumbs for an animated video. Tools: ink, graphite, colored pencil.
View the final video under the project Park Bench + Odin.
Additional boards & styleframe samples for random, distant projects. Tools: ink, marker, graphite.
NOTES Last image = xbox ad concept: watch video here.