Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Metro Man Day Pt. 3/3 (MegaMind) 2009

Using his super-hearing to home in on her cries for help, Metro Man locates the distressed senior just in the nick of time...but soon finds himself in a bit of a "pickle".


























































I added the pickle jar shot for this post. It seemed to scream for it and probably would have been requested by the director had the scene been cut in.
Thanks for all your generous responses.

27 comments:

  1. Toby I love your work, such a good drawing and storytelling, thanks for posting !!!
    cheers!!

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  2. This is really choice stuff. The poses, staging and expressions, the business, the shots and the timing/cutting (which is so clearly built into the seq)...everything enhances the comedy. Sets the bar alright.

    Thanks again for posting all of these!

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  3. Awesome stuff. Thanks for answering the format question in one of your last posts...
    I WROTE IT ALL DOWN. <3

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  4. Man I love your blog. Thank you for posting these long sequences, must take you a lot of time to load these up!

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  5. Hey Toby,
    Firstly, brilliant work, as always. Secondly, just a quick question from an aspiring story artist:
    How long (approximately) did it take you to complete this sequence?
    I'm just curious as to the expectations of a professional studio when working on a feature film.
    Thanks for sharing. I always look forward to your posts.

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  6. Brilliant!! thanks for posting these! they're such a great inspiration!

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  7. Haha, these are amazing! Very clear and easy to read, and hilarious to boot. Gotta say, though, I would've wanted to quit too if that had been what my day looked like! XD

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  8. Michael J. Harris asks...
    "How long (approximately) did it take you to complete this sequence?"

    Not to be evasive, but I really don't recall. The average turnaround time for a sequence is about 2 weeks, but that could easily turn into 3 or 4 after a few rounds of directors notes. I've been given as much as 4 weeks on a heavy sequence and as little as 3 days when it's crunch-time. You could end up doing multiple passes of the same sequence over a period of a few months while doing other sequences in between.

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  9. Thanks for your answer, Toby. Very helpful and muchly appreciated.

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  10. I love these! xD Its a shame they didn't make it to the film it explains so much! haha! I just love this take on the not so glamous side of being a hero!

    You are a great storyteller, this is just fantastic I especially like Metro Man reaction when she shows him her friend and tells him she's single xD haha!

    I wonder if he did get back in time to fix the sink before jazz class xD

    Thanks for posting this! I love seeing them!

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  11. Haha. Metroman's expressions are priceless!

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  13. Bahaha, I love you man. This is fantastic.

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  14. This made me laugh so hard! So hilarious. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. These are hilarious. I somehow still get a sense for pacing and timing even if I'm just clicking through. Great stuff.

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  16. so much awesomeness!!


    jriggity

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  17. Is very very very very God men!!!!

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  18. Really cool stuff!

    just a question

    Do you work with thumbnails and sketches and so on?
    Could be cool to see post about work flow from start to finish.
    a real pleasure to see this truly inspiring work!

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  19. Inspiring stuff indeed ! Your drawings never cease to amaze me.

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  20. Wow,
    when i see your stuff i want to draw!
    You are Supercool!

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  21. These boards are phenomenal. Fantastic job!!

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  22. Looking at these really gives an insight in Metro Man :) Now I truly understand why he quit!

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  23. these are so wonderful really. I can almost watch the movie. too bad the scenes weren't in the movie!
    Very inspiring, thanks so much for sharing! :)

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