The amazing Harry Borgman sent along another great example of why he could easily have won the title of "The Rendering Machine". Here's the story:
"Your readers of the storyboard blog might find this interesting. Maybe this should be in the Guinness Book of World Records!"
"As you know, some of the toughest assignments in the industry are the automotive ones."
"I got a call late one Friday afternoon from Y & R in Ervine, California, the art director had 65 storyboard frames for Lincoln Mercury that had to be done and in their offices by Monday AM ! They also were unable to send me any reference material on the cars. Obviously I also didn't have time to send in sketches for approval. I accepted the assignment, not quite sure how I was going to manage getting it done on time."
"Luckily, I found car reference photos on the internet."
"On a job like this you can not start out rendering tight and then ending up doing the last frames loose, everything has to be consistent. Obviously, these were going to be rather loosely done renderings."
"Well, I made the deadline and everyone was very pleased with the job. To get it done on time I had to do each frame in about 20 minutes, drawing and rendering. I couldn't do very tight renderings in that amount of time. It was a very tough job, probably the toughest one I've ever had. This is why the storyboard business isn't for everyone, you have to be able to work well under extreme pressure and not miss deadlines."
Be sure to check out Harry's blogs: Harry Borgman Art and Hairy Blogman where he shows off his digital experiments. And of course he has a website: harryborgman.com