A Grand visit at Bristol School of Animation

“Grand Budapest Hotel” Storyboard Artist Jay Clarke visits us here at Bristol School of Animation for a week of seminars, lectures and workshops…

Jay is a Lead Storyboard Artist and has worked on both animated and live-action films including “Shaun the Sheep” and oscar winning “Grand Budapest Hotel”. Most recently he has drawn the animatic for Wes Anderson’s next puppet animated movie. Jay has been working with our students here at Bristol School of Animation over the past week which included a fantastic talk “Cinematographic: The Art of Visual Storytelling”.

“It was a pleasure to collaborate on such diverse projects. UWE students have strong ideas and were very keen to develop their storytelling craft.”
– Jay Clarke 2016

A talk by Jay Clarke "Cinematographic: The Art of Visual Storytelling"

In this talk Jay shares his practical methods to find new ideas and have fun – The Headline Challenge:

“As a Storyboard Artist we are tasked with visualising words off the written page. In addition there are also brainstorming sessions to find visual gags that serve the story. To help develop these skills, draw cartoons from newspaper headlines. Read news websites in the morning and choose a headline that inspires you. Dive right in and sketch it, or ponder it throughout your work day. Either way challenge yourself to complete a funny cartoon that perfectly visualises the headline that caught your eye. Send them out via your social media and see if they have made someone else smile.”

‘New York’s Secret Doors’

'New York's Secret Doors' Jay Clarke 2016

Jay Clarke 2016

‘Girl Stuck in Sewer’

'Girl Stuck in Sewer' Jay Clarke 2016

Jay Clarke 2016

Here’s a few snippets of what we’ve been up to and a rare glimpse of the storyboarding process…
"The Grand Budapest Hotel", with kind permission of Jay Clarke.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”, with kind permission of Jay Clarke.

"Shaun the Sheep Movie", with kind permission of Jay Clarke.

“Shaun the Sheep Movie”, with kind permission of Jay Clarke.

 

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