Monday, October 19, 2009

VB UPDATE: Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel

Oh hey. Venture Bros is back on the air and I am back with some direction updates! Here's a bunch of stuff from the season 4 premiere(which was actually the 7th episode to be produced for this season, go figure):

LIGHTNING EFFECTS!!!! After last season's craziness with lasers and explosions all over the place, the overseas studio laid down the law and said "Only fire and smoke!" All other effects we do had to be pre-designed by our team, no adlibs on their part. I'm gonna guess and say the final lightning effects were designed by Liz Artinian

EDIT: Correction!! the original effects were drawn on the boards (thanks Siobahn!!) and then the final prop was designed by Carly!

Dudes gettin electrocuted

Cardholder eats the new Giant Boy Detective. In the face

Hank is such a sass machine. Lately he is my favorite character. Maybe because he is easy to draw.

The best Brock.

A heartwarming father-son exchange. This episode (hopefully you've gotten to see it by now) has a really well done unconventional shifting narrative. Hank's hair length is the key to figuring out the order of the scenes. Peedee (the production manager) had a hell of a time figuring out which hair goes where but I think it all makes sense. Right?

Big props to the storyboard artists and revisionists who provide the original material for me to time and plus.

Hope you enjoyed it!! I'll try to keep up with the episode airings.


Carly Monardo said...

Those Brock drawings are my favorite!! (PS Most of the effects were designed by lil' ol me!) :#)

Carly Monardo said...

Under Liz's expert supervision, of course!