It's taken me some time, but here's some storyboards!
I'm enjoying the process and feeling good about how it's shaping up. Basically these are all the drawings I did straight into Flash (with plenty of "trace back")for the first scene. I'll be animating to a piece of audio so I was able to immediately time these out. In some later instances I plotted out a few keys just so I felt sure about the timing and movement.
I've completed all (nearly 2 minutes) of the boards (not all shown here) and over the course of it I've been walking a line between being productive and being creative. One thing I didn't anticipate is the indirect pressure I'd feel to make use of my free time on this project. The hitch is sometimes I just don't feel creative even though I do have the time. Often I'd feel mentally exhausted after a particularly stressful project at work and I'd just go to sleep. Sometimes I was just more interested in a new video game. So in turn, I've only worked on it when the mood struck and I had the time. It's been slower going, but because of it I think I've maintained interest. It's not about getting another chunk of boards done when I have a few hours at the end of the day - it's more about figuring out a pose or solving a composition problem and feeling small accomplishments. I'd feel better and look forward to coming back for more the next time I have the time. I can compare that direcly to other projects I've worked on where I'm looking forward to one element and I just need to complete the bare essentials to get to the good stuff. Like my own mental sweatshop. When creativity splinters the projects tends to as well. Then it's on to something else.
Now that I'm speaking all psychological like, watch me drop this whole thing like a hot potato ;)
I thought these boards would look cool in a strip/comic book form but really, it seems kinda boring. It's fascinating to me though because I'm doing what I want. This project is something I'm doing in my free time so it's a selfish indulgance. I'm looking forward to some lip sync and some subtle character bits. And that kinda stuff basically look like a string of repeat storyboards. I guess what I find interesting is that this is what I find interesting. Not ninjas fighting robots or someone getting hit with a frying pan - even though I like all that stuff for sure.
Just a few larger ones: