OK, this is cool.
A friend and fellow storyboard artist, Adrien Van Viersen will be joining the Storyboard Blog as of this week. He’ll be guest posting, adding his insights and overall ‘two cents’ about storyboarding for live-action film.
As regular readers may know, I storyboard primarily for animation. So I don’t want to give the impression that I work in film when I post about it. Don’t get me wrong, I do my research, but I feel better giving you guys ‘the real deal’ from someone who does this for a living full time.
And Adrien knows his stuff. Here’s the official bio from his website:
“Adrien van Viersen began his illustration career in 1991 with the self-published Time City comic book series, which attracted national attention.
In 1993, Adrien began designing and animating children’s interactive CD-ROMs before moving on to Studio B Productions in Vancouver in 1995, where he designed for Disney, Universal, Warner, and DIC. His work can be seen Saturday mornings on shows like The Mighty Ducks, Ace Ventura, The Savage Dragon, and Timone and Pumba.
Meanwhile, he completed work on the Technopolis comic book series (a new updated Time City) published by Caliber Comics. His efforts garnered him a Russ Manning Award nomination for Best New Talent in the comic book industry.
In 1998, along with Clyde Klotz (X-Files), he began work designing Mainframe Entertainment’s War Planets for 26 episodes. After seven years in the animation field, the lure of live action film hearkened. Adrien’s career as a storyboard artist began with Romeo Must Die, and continued with Dreamcatcher, X-men2, I-Robot, I-Spy, and Paycheck among others.
The completion of the short film Code, produced by Brenda Painter, marked Adrien’s debut as a writer, director, and production designer. In 2001, he received a Leo Award nomination for Best Production design. The film airs regularly on Space and CBC.
The completion of the short film The Agent marks his third foray into the film world, as director and production designer. His latest films, Tit for Tat and Pig Tale played the world festival circuit.”
His current storyboarding project is the new untitled X-Files movie. And being an official X-Files geek, I kinda freaked a bit when I heard about that one. You can check out his complete filmography here.
For starters, Adrien will be following up on my series of posts about ‘Getting the J-O-B‘. He’ll add 3 posts about Training, Portfolios and Professionalism that will supplement the posts I already did with his live-action point of view. Then for the last 2 posts on ‘Contacts in the Industry’ and ‘A Good Attitude’, we’ll kind of tag-team and co-write them.
Then we’ll take it from there on how much he’d like to post. If you have any specific questions for Adrien or myself, don’t hesitate to write us at blog (at) karenjlloyd (dot) com. That’s what this blog is for…to give you the information you’d like to know. So don’t be shy. 🙂
Adrien’s first post will be up in a couple of days, so feel free to subscribe to the RSS feed or by email if you don’t want to miss it.
Told you this was cool.