Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Batman: The Animated Series Storyboards
I usually try to make sure that the work that I post on this blog page is mine (after all, the name of it is "The Art and Animation of Kurt Hartfelder"), but this one was too good to pass up. I've been taking a storyboarding class this summer as part of my MFA degree here at the Savannah College of Art and design and recently rediscovered the Batman Animated "art of" book that I had bought with a gift card to Barnes and Noble while I was in high school.
The storyboards above are the original production boards for the series intro. The camera work, screen design, transitions, and compositions are fantastic - and the infamous Batman music playing above it all really tops it off. I knew that this show was great when they were still producing episodes for it back in the early 90's, but after looking at this book again, I have a whole new respect for the artists who designed it and the producers who made it possible.
It's amazing what can be done with few gray scale markers, isn't it?