Designing an iOS App

I buy lots of “Art of…” books because I enjoy seeing the preproduction process as much as the finished product. For those who share my interest, here are just a few rough layouts I did when hired to help design a iOS app for children developed by Whitestone Media.

These rough sketches help establish the layout of pages, where the hot spots are and other interactive items. This is just the beginning phase of production design.


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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Now that the video was released a couple of days ago, I won’t be in violation of my NDA for sharing the storyboards I did for RCA’s music video of G-Eazy & Jeremiah’s “Saw it Coming” off the ‘Ghostbusters’ Motion Picture Soundtrack. Here’s the video in its released form.

So I was called at the last minute to a location meeting in L.A. a couple of weeks ago to scout out the indoor swap-meet where the video would be shot. Afterwards I sat down with the director to review the script. They needed the boards by around 6PM the next evening. Not knowing how long it would take, I decided to begin working as soon as I got home, so I had the wife put on a pot of coffee and I began drawing through the night. Well, I kept drawing nonstop until just past 6PM the next evening, so I really rushed the final boards, and it shows. Naturally, I passed out after pulling an all-nighter 18 hour drawing marathon.

While some things I’ve storyboarded in the past remained pretty true to the boards, many things in this video were different, but the director, Taylor Cohen, is a creative guy and probably had a lot of ideas for pickup shots while shooting and during post-production.

Here are the storyboards I did for comparison to the final video. Keep in mind that these are meant for production, not public presentation, so they’re rough.

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WAR OF THE ROCKETMEN Crowdfunding Campaign

Rocketmen3John Semper Jr., producer and head-writer of the 1990’s “SPIDER-MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES”, has finally launched the crowd-funding campaign for “WAR OF THE ROCKETMEN,” on which I did some preliminary concept work.

FG_RocketMan_ComicIf you’re interested in donating to this project, you can do so HERE.

Even if you’re not interested in donating, please just check out John’s presentation video. If it’s something you’d like to see move forward, please share the link with others.



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