PROJECTS > MEMOIRS OF THE DEEP
Memoirs of the Deep began as a short story creative exercise and eventually led to a sprawling endeavor that has involved and inspired contributions from several talented artists. With concept renderings, storyboards and a [very] rough cut, this remains one of my most interesting and most unfinished passion projects.
Illustration Elements by Jared Boggess
Working closely with my co-producer Ryan Holman and me, Jared reinterpreted the script with new character sketches and storyboards. He then sketched and digitally colored each scene's elements separately, providing detailed Photoshop layers for Ryan and I move in After Effects.
Concept Rendering by Lane Garrison
After meeting Lane Garrison through Walt Disney Imagineering's ImagiNations Design Competition, Ryan and I approached him about a short animation concept. Lane immediately began sketching Yunus Mauw. Through his haphazard lines of ragged mischievousness, Lane established a look that continues to define the character and project.
Storyboards by Ben Nicholson
To help translate the script into cinematic form, I collaborated with Ben Nicholson to create the first storyboard for the chamber sequence. Ben not only visualized the scene moment-to-moment, but he was also one of the first artists to fully interpret the overall world of the Deep with stylized character and set designs.
Sketches by James Loizou
Perhaps resembling the fictional "memoir" by Yunus Mauw, my own Moleskine is filled with loose sketches and notes about the world of the Deep. From its history to the technology to the characters and more, stories of the Deep and its mythology fill these pages with the hope to someday inspire further projects.