A while back Lief suggested I post a few shootboards I had done over the years for my cousin David Straiton who is a director in LA. I am at the moment in animatic limbo waiting for client approval on roughs so I thought I would oblige him.
I actually got out of the shootboard thing a few years ago, but David occasionally asks that I help him out. He's a pleasure to work with. Very professional, knows what he wants and expects input from the artist, which helps to reduce the grunt factor. He's directed a variety of TV series including Enterprise, Heroes, Angel, Charmed and House. Its quite a list.
This first example was for a pilot called '2 Kings' which was shot in Toronto but never made it to air.
The next set is from a series called 'Standoff'. I remember when I drew this it felt awkward...not for ethical or moral reasons (I lost those years ago), but because I hadn't drawn a gun totin' dude since I was a kid in elementary school. The only things the people I draw are usually holding are bottles of beer or Immodium.
This last set is from 'House'. As I remember, this was one of the first episodes David was to direct (I think he's directed a total of 10) and he wanted to make sure his producers understood his take on the opening 'teaser'.
I'm still hoping that someday David will finally accept a feature length directing gig for some expensive period piece that has airplanes in it, the prerequisite elements that would persuade me to really get back into shootboards. (Sorry, David. That was presumptuous of me. I'm sure Bruckheimer would have someone else in mind.)
Anyway...hope you enjoyed this. If that big flick ever comes my way, I'll be sure to post the boards.