Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Golden Compass - the bear fight



The long awaited movie of the Golden Compass based on the trilogy of books by Philip Pullman ( known in the UK as "His Dark Materials ") was released at the beginning of this year ( 2008) . Very early in the production I was asked to board an anamatic of the bear fight which was to be part of a half hour HD presentation pitch to get the movie green lit .The completed anamatic had full dolby surround , sound fx , the works - I only saw it once at a special screening at Cinecite in London . I never managed to get a copy due to the then Director, Anand Tucker leaving the project . i thought my connection with The Golden Compass had ended at that point.
I am pleased to say that much of the sequence remains in tact in the film . i produced over 200 drawings drawn with pen and ink on paper and then colour rendered in photoshop . What follows is just a selection from the full anamatic .


( all work copyright Dean Roberts )
































14 comments:

Jampix said...

Its about time!

Great work, fab drawing... as usual.

JP ;)

linda_louise said...

Great drawings from my talanted big brother as usual!
I havent seen this film yet, and to be honest its not looking like a happy go lucky family film from this story board...il cry, jake will love it!

Niel Bushnell said...

Good to see some new stuff! Jolly nice too.

pablo pablo said...

amazing storyboard!

Boris Hiestand said...

love it!

Smook said...

Beautiful work and great drawing! Good to see you back.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

WOW !! Simply superb work on these !!

Kasey said...

Really nice storyboarding! You showed the sequence of events really well, good work. :)

UM said...

The only good bit in the film.

TORI CAT said...

Your work is beautiful!!
its great to see the story pannels for the golden compass.... makes me want to watch it as a 2D animation!!

Thank you for sharing!!

TOri Cat

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Old man bites tenderly !!!

Alina Chau said...

WOW thanks for sharing these!!

Jampix said...

Its not going to last another year before you post something again?
Drink soon?

3dsketchbook said...

Hey Dean i found your blog by chance. Great work. The crazy thing is live right near me -Pettwood lol. Very Random. Plus i know and worked with the people at Framestore who animated the 3D shots from your storyboards on Golden Compass.

Amazing work another blog to add to my list :)

-Chris