storyboards & Look books
"Doomsday: 10 Ways the world will end" storyboard
"White river tales" look book | "Jim henson's word party" storyboard
"ElEPHANTS" Storyboard | "IDOL" look book | "idol" storyboard | "prix" storyboard
"Drifter" lookbook | "Drifter" vfx | "legend" look book
"I'm a big believer in storyboards. They are a powerful tool for visual storytelling and the best way to get your team on the same page. On History's "Doomsday: Ten Ways The World Will End," we were tasked with completing hundreds of epic shots of destruction and mayhem. Jonathan was instrumental in capturing the essence of each sequence, helping to put the VFX team in the best position to succeed. Jonathan is a true collaborator and an asset during our production meeting brainstorm sessions. He works quickly, and his drawings have just the right balance of detail and kinetic energy. I have already recommended Jonathan to my peers and will continue to do so."
- Steffen Schlachtenhaufen, Creative Director, Flight 33 Productions
The above is a small selection of the storyboards I produced for Flight 33 in 2016. New episodes of "Doomsday: 10 Ways The World Will End" air Fridays at 9/8c on History Channel. Full episodes are now available to stream on History's official website.
“Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End” looks at apocalyptic disasters so cataclysmic that if they happened today, they could extinguish the human race. From massive asteroid impacts to volcanic hyper-eruptions to sudden energy blasts from outer space, will you be ready? Can any of us survive?
"Right when I began speaking with Jonathan, I knew that not only was he a talented artist, but that he loved movies and had a deep understanding of cinematic language. This is a huge asset to have. Not only that, but his work pops off the page! He's able to get inside your head and understand your vision, but he also brings his own ideas and style if you allow him too, and you should!"
- Stephen Ohl, Director/Writer of "White River Tales"
The above is a collection of the illustrations from the Look Book created for Stephen Ohl's "White River Tales," The film explores fate, family, and fatherhood. A tall tale set to dramatic realism, its tone presents a human story about the duality of man and the struggle to do good in the face of adversity. For more information and donation information, please visit the official Website here: White River Tales.
"The storyboard's and illustrations Jonathan did for our production perfectly captured the essence of our show. He delivered exactly what we needed!"
- Dan Walsh, Production Manager, The Jim Henson Company
The above is a sample of the storyboard created for the opening titles of "Jim Henson's Word Party."
WORD PARTY is a vocabulary-building show from The Jim Henson Company that follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites young viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, practice these new words themselves, and celebrate these achievements with a "Word Party!" Word Party is produced using Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson's Creature Shop that allows puppeteers to perform digitally animated characters in real time - enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous. You can now watch the entire first season one NETFLIX.
"Working with Jonathan was a truly fantastic experience. He was fast, professional, and incredibly detailed. His drawings are truly unreal. What you see on the website doesn't live up to the real deal once you see those boards in your hands. As a person, he's very charismatic, easy to work with, and was a blast to partner with through the meetings. One aspect that truly sets him apart, and that is unfortunately rare, is that he honestly does put the story first, and that just makes it all the better to collaborate with him." - Santiago Caicedo Valencia, Producer of ELEPHANTS
Elephants is a short thesis film Written and Directed by Arthur Galvao from The New York Film Academy. You can see a trailer for the film HERE.
"Jonathan can make any story come to life with his attention to detail and ability to create timeless artworks that are not only thought provoking but leave you anticipating the actual movie. He is an asset to any team he joins and will work with you to make the best project possible."
- Aletha Shepherd, Writer/Producer/Actor
"IDOL" Is the first of many short films coming soon from Aletheia Entertainment, Written by Aletha Shepherd and Directed by Michael Vaughn. More information and links to social media coming soon.
“We had a tight deadline and difficult style, Jonathan not only nailed the cinematographic approach we wanted, he even solved some issues for us and put the entire team on the same page visually. As a director, I felt like my vision reached the page in a way I’ve only experienced when drawing the storyboards myself. I look forward to working with Jonathan on our next project!” - Rene Amador, Creative Director, Automaton Creative
"Jonathan's storyboards are so detailed, like something out of a cool comic book or graphic novel. You give him ideas about how you want the drawings, and not only does he run with it and deliver on what you asked for.. He also adds so, so much more. He's a true artist."
- Chris von Hoffmann, Director/Producer/Co-Writer of DRIFTER
"DRIFTER" Is a feature film, shooting Summer 2015 in Bombay Beach, written by Aria Emory & Chris von Hoffmann and directed by Chris von Hoffmann. You can learn more about this Feature Film and find links to social media here: [ Feature Films ]
Below are a few of the VFX breakdowns for DRIFTER
"Jonathan's artwork was amazing and well done, visually, it helped to expand the story to a whole new level."
- Octavio Mora. Writer & Director of LEGEND
LEGEND is a short film Written and Directed by Octavio Mora from The International Academy of Film and Television. Check back for more updates coming soon.