Saturday, November 18, 2006

Benjamin the Booger

This series of illustrations are a set of beat boards for a short film pitch that Andrew Feliciano and I worked on for Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon came to our school to review the pitches and made a contest out of it. We were very proud to say that we made it to the final round of pitching, meaning the top ten ideas. Unfortunately we were not chosen to have our film made but our efforts helped us with our craft, so it definitely wasn't for nothing. Andrew and I have been teaming up on projects for about a year now, he is an animation major and I am an Illustration major, we both go to Cal State Fullerton and use each other's artistic strengths to make the best art possible. He is responsible for the amazing character drawings you'll be seeing, and I took on the job of character painting and background design and painting. The idea behind the story is based on Andrew's little brother, his name is Aaron and he has a wild imagination. We took that truth and created a little story about how amazing a child's imagination could be. In the film Aaron gets in trouble for letting his imagination run wild, (in route, he nearly sets the living room and his mother's cat on fire.) He is sent to time out where he finds himself bored. When I was younger one of my favorite things to do was pick my nose when i was bored, and Aaron is no exception. He finds that the mucus he extracted is actually Benjamin the Booger, and actual living being. The two of them become best friends and eventually have many adventures together. This film is the introduction of the dynamic duo and explains their meeting. Hope you enjoy.


katzenjammer studios said...

Great concept!

And think about the tasty marketing! Gummy snacks!

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