Storyboards and sketches for my short film, “The Lucky Lady.”
This is an animated adaptation of the first few minutes of “The Lucky Lady” (1946), a radio play by “Suspense” starring Fay Bainter and Elliot Lewis. It was originally written by Ruth Vital Nemick and was directed by William Spier.
I spent the last 2 weeks working on this for my Motion Media class at Empire State College. I’m a big fan of stop motion, and if I had the time and means I would’ve loved to have worked in that medium. Instead I used all digital means, and tried to replicate a paper cut-out look and a stop motion effect.
Radio plays are one of my favorite forms of entertainment. Just by listening I’m immediately sucked into the world that’s described using only voice actors and sound effects. It’s easy to visualize great talent and this was one of those stories that was easy to conjure up in my mind.
Special thanks to my mom for looking on in excitement while I was working on this, my best friend, Travis, who helped me out when I was stuck trying to figure out how to make rain, and my motion media class and teacher for giving me the chance to work on something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time.
You can listen to the whole play here if you’re interested: youtube.com/watch?v=2lHnHDFTksI
Drawn and animated in Adobe Photoshop CS4, painted in My Paint, and edited in Adobe After Effects.
Some doodly doodles I did today. The girl in the orange hoodie is the girl from the fantastic “The Dog’s Sins” from Gunshow comic. And Annie, Smitty and Parley from Gunnerkrigg.
A sketch I did in January of my mom while we waited for a train.
the dancing shot from my film, i have yet to learn how to export without color lost >:T. BG was done by my friend yaz!