I thought I’d quickly show the style in which I like to put my commercial storyboards / mood-boards together. I’m not much of traditional artist so I prefer to use photo-boards which hopefully are much better at showing at a glance how a finished job might look. I do use traditional hand drawn boards but only on the shoot to outline framings and movement and to keep things straight in my head, but I rarely show these to the client.
I have my own photoshop template file which includes both a white and black background and also frame sizes for 16:9 and 2.35:1 pics. I use stock images from all over the web, I never just stick to one library and also frames grabbed from other videos on Vimeo and YouTube. In the end you are looking for images that give a sense of look and style rather than being the perfect image for the story, though it’s great if they can do this too.
I never use use stock images without first treating them in some way. Usually that means colour correction and compositing and I often prefer to do this directly in After Effects as it has many of the tools I would use to create the final work in anyway. I think this gives the images a feeling that they were frame grabbed straight from the finished work something that I find gives clients a great sense of security.
If anyone would like a copy of my storyboarding template file send me a message on Twitter @LediardMark. I thought I’d quickly show the style in which I like to put my commercial storyboards / mood-boards together. I’m not much of traditional artist so I prefer to use photo-boards which hopefully are much better at showing at a glance how a finished job might look. I do use traditional hand drawn boards but only on the shoot to outline framings and movement and to keep things straight in my head, but I rarely show these to the client.
I have my own photoshop template file which includes both a white and black background and also frame sizes for 16:9 and 2.35:1 pics. I use stock images from all over the web, I never just stick to one library and also frames grabbed from other videos on Vimeo and YouTube. In the end you are looking for images that give a sense of look and style rather than being the perfect image for the story, though it’s great if they can do this too.
I never use use stock images without first treating them in some way. Usually that means colour correction and compositing and I often prefer to do this directly in After Effects as it has many of the tools I would use to create the final work in anyway. I think this gives the images a feeling that they were frame grabbed straight from the finished work something that I find gives clients a great sense of security.
If anyone would like a copy of my storyboarding template file send me a message on Twitter @LediardMark. I thought I’d quickly show the style in which I like to put my commercial storyboards / mood-boards together. I’m not much of traditional artist so I prefer to use photo-boards which hopefully are much better at showing at a glance how a finished job might look. I do use traditional hand drawn boards but only on the shoot to outline framings and movement and to keep things straight in my head, but I rarely show these to the client.
I have my own photoshop template file which includes both a white and black background and also frame sizes for 16:9 and 2.35:1 pics. I use stock images from all over the web, I never just stick to one library and also frames grabbed from other videos on Vimeo and YouTube. In the end you are looking for images that give a sense of look and style rather than being the perfect image for the story, though it’s great if they can do this too.
I never use use stock images without first treating them in some way. Usually that means colour correction and compositing and I often prefer to do this directly in After Effects as it has many of the tools I would use to create the final work in anyway. I think this gives the images a feeling that they were frame grabbed straight from the finished work something that I find gives clients a great sense of security.
If anyone would like a copy of my storyboarding template file send me a message on Twitter @LediardMark. I thought I’d quickly show the style in which I like to put my commercial storyboards / mood-boards together. I’m not much of traditional artist so I prefer to use photo-boards which hopefully are much better at showing at a glance how a finished job might look. I do use traditional hand drawn boards but only on the shoot to outline framings and movement and to keep things straight in my head, but I rarely show these to the client.
I have my own photoshop template file which includes both a white and black background and also frame sizes for 16:9 and 2.35:1 pics. I use stock images from all over the web, I never just stick to one library and also frames grabbed from other videos on Vimeo and YouTube. In the end you are looking for images that give a sense of look and style rather than being the perfect image for the story, though it’s great if they can do this too.
I never use use stock images without first treating them in some way. Usually that means colour correction and compositing and I often prefer to do this directly in After Effects as it has many of the tools I would use to create the final work in anyway. I think this gives the images a feeling that they were frame grabbed straight from the finished work something that I find gives clients a great sense of security.
If anyone would like a copy of my storyboarding template file send me a message on Twitter @LediardMark. I thought I’d quickly show the style in which I like to put my commercial storyboards / mood-boards together. I’m not much of traditional artist so I prefer to use photo-boards which hopefully are much better at showing at a glance how a finished job might look. I do use traditional hand drawn boards but only on the shoot to outline framings and movement and to keep things straight in my head, but I rarely show these to the client.
I have my own photoshop template file which includes both a white and black background and also frame sizes for 16:9 and 2.35:1 pics. I use stock images from all over the web, I never just stick to one library and also frames grabbed from other videos on Vimeo and YouTube. In the end you are looking for images that give a sense of look and style rather than being the perfect image for the story, though it’s great if they can do this too.
I never use use stock images without first treating them in some way. Usually that means colour correction and compositing and I often prefer to do this directly in After Effects as it has many of the tools I would use to create the final work in anyway. I think this gives the images a feeling that they were frame grabbed straight from the finished work something that I find gives clients a great sense of security.
If anyone would like a copy of my storyboarding template file send me a message on Twitter @LediardMark.

I thought I’d quickly show the style in which I like to put my commercial storyboards / mood-boards together. I’m not much of traditional artist so I prefer to use photo-boards which hopefully are much better at showing at a glance how a finished job might look. I do use traditional hand drawn boards but only on the shoot to outline framings and movement and to keep things straight in my head, but I rarely show these to the client.

I have my own photoshop template file which includes both a white and black background and also frame sizes for 16:9 and 2.35:1 pics. I use stock images from all over the web, I never just stick to one library and also frames grabbed from other videos on Vimeo and YouTube. In the end you are looking for images that give a sense of look and style rather than being the perfect image for the story, though it’s great if they can do this too.

I never use use stock images without first treating them in some way. Usually that means colour correction and compositing and I often prefer to do this directly in After Effects as it has many of the tools I would use to create the final work in anyway. I think this gives the images a feeling that they were frame grabbed straight from the finished work something that I find gives clients a great sense of security.

If anyone would like a copy of my storyboarding template file send me a message on Twitter @LediardMark.

A personal project which involved lots of playing around in after effects with the help of some great plugins from VideoCopilot and RedGiant/Trapcode.

Lots of Particular, Element 3D, Optical flares etc..

I’m going to put these shots up on Pond5 as well if anyone wants them.

Music - Gravity by Ben Lukas Boysen

Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve. Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve.

Qatar, graded with the ‘Prismo’ LUT from Orisis by Vision-Color.com in Davinci Resolve.

Sunset over the desert. Sunrise over the city. Sunset over the desert. Sunrise over the city. Sunset over the desert. Sunrise over the city. Sunset over the desert. Sunrise over the city.

Back in the Q A T R.

Downtown Doha