Thursday, February 4, 2016

"Operation: Got Your 6" (with the penguins of Madagascar) Pt. 7

If you haven't figured it out by now, the reason a line of dialogue repeats over multiple panels is so that while pitching the scene the storyman can read the lines continuously while flipping through panels. Some directors prefer the lines be broken up and appear under corresponding panels only. The latter is better for giving the editor a sense of the intended timing after the scene is turned over. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

"Operation: Got Your 6" (with the penguins of Madagascar) Pt. 6

The script was not specific as to what visuals would accompany the voice-over narration for the top of this section. It merely said to juxtapose military training activities with civilian activities using Jackson and McRuthie. Doing a search of basic training activities, I got the idea to dissolve from McRuthie prone at the shooting range to her prone on a campus quad studying. Likewise, from Jackson in a tank turret to him in an office cube.

In the middle section, the script called for Private to blurt out the wrong name for the first president. (I can't remember what name it was.) I changed it to Uncle Sam thinking it was funnier at the time.

There was no design provided for the Washington caricature, so I quickly referenced younger likenesses of him online and came up what you see here on the fly.