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2018 Student Animatic - The Prince of Ponzan

The fate of a turbulent kingdom rests in the hands of a masked swordsman after the Royal family are usurped in a military coup.

This is the animatic I produced at Arts University Bournemouth for a 2 minute short animation project called 'the Prince of Ponzan'. The pitch was for a slapstick pulpy adventure in the same vein as The Prisoner of Zenda and other romantic swashbucklers. Unfortunately the student film was never made but my vision lives on in the development of a longer comic book project.

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The full animatic, synchronised to placeholder music for a student film pitch.
'I Will Survive' cover by Oriol Lopez Calle and Joan Torrento Vilarnau:
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A production still from the animatic, showcasing the loose illustrative linework.

A production still from the animatic, showcasing the loose illustrative linework.

The Armoury production still demonstrating the simplified soldier designs.

The Armoury production still demonstrating the simplified soldier designs.

A sketchbook doodle that would become the basis for the character's final design in the animatic.

A sketchbook doodle that would become the basis for the character's final design in the animatic.

Early character designs for the hero of the story.

Early character designs for the hero of the story.

A sketchbook doodle that would become the simplified soldier design seen in the animatic.

A sketchbook doodle that would become the simplified soldier design seen in the animatic.

Early uniform designs for the army.

Early uniform designs for the army.

Dramatic reveal family portrait layout.

Dramatic reveal family portrait layout.

Trick perspective stair shot. There were several trick perspective shots in the animatic, some of which allowed me to really experiment and have fun.

Trick perspective stair shot. There were several trick perspective shots in the animatic, some of which allowed me to really experiment and have fun.

Trick perspective moat shot.

Trick perspective moat shot.

Very early sketchbook doodles from summer 2017.

Very early sketchbook doodles from summer 2017.