Storyboard and Illustration Samples, Set Design and Graphics

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I did quite a bit of work on the new Hulu series, 11.22.63 with Academy Award winning Director, Kevin Macdonald. This scene is part of the second trailer just released.


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Interestingly, the car used in this stunt is currently for sale on Kijiji just outside of Toronto.


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Better Call Saul

I worked on this sequence from episode 4.

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Fargo Storyboards

A short seqeunce that required some CGI .



Creating a Vintage Day/ Night Backing

I needed to create a period backing for a television series that takes place in the past.

A suitable photo was sourced from the archives and we bought a high resolution file.

Toronto Street, looking north from King Street. - [between 1908 and 1909]

The photo was the cropped and coloured in Photoshop for a day version.


A night version was also needed.


Both were printed large format (12′ x 24′) and hung by the grips outside an apartment window as a shower curtain allowing each backing to be extended and shot.

More Hannibal Storyboards

Season 2 directed by Michael Rymer.

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Hannibal Storyboards

These were done for Hannibal Season 2 for Peter Meduk, Director.

There are some pages from this sequence not posted.

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Sheridan 3×3 Set Build

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 8.13.34 PMgarage plan w_carsgarage sketch P1110105Every year my Production Design students at Sheridan College build a studio set and then shoot 8-10 different short films on the same set. This yera we built the interior of a gas station.

These are some shots of the work in progress.

We painted a backing as well for outside the entrance.

Below a photo shop mock up of the backing.

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As it turned out, we were unable to get our REAL gas pumps and we had them printed on vinyl and mounted on foam core.

They actually worked quite well in the background.

Below a link to a  short Youtube video.

Sheridan ATVF 3×3 Set Build

A short film by Steven Chan

Set Building Basics

We were shooting on location here in toronto at the Waverly Hotel at Spadina and College. It was decided to shoot at the actual location for 2 days and then to move the crew back to the studio where we would build a section of the set.

6650086465_c7baeb2812_oThe first step was to get some detailed photos and measurements. The Key Scenic painter and Construction Manager met me at the location and we did our research getting measurements and matching colours.

P1100723 P1100727 P1100741 P1100745The next step is to come up with a floor plan that works

and situate it within the studio. Crew access and fire regulations are taken into account.

Plan 1 below.

Scanned from a Xerox multifunction deviceThis was shown to the Director who had some notes.

Plan 2.

Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device(1)Below is the final plan (within reason as things can still change.)

Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device(2) Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device(3)A simple elevation followed with door details.

The set went up very quickly.

P1100793 P1100797Once the set was standing the painters got to it.

P1100816 P1100821 P1100826The painters were then followed by the Set Decorators.

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All in all, a very believable set that matched the location.

Basement Set Built in Studio


basement setThe first step in the process is a quick perspective sketch showing the general layout of the set and some of the set dressing.

basement plan basement elevationThis was followed by a plan and a quick elevation to get the carpenters started.P1100591 P1100651 P1100654 P1100667 P1100670 P1100676 Followed by the Paint Dept and the Set Dressers.

New Art Moderne Set Proposal


new office1A quick rendering for approval before we move on to the working drawings.

Prop Antique Clock Build

clock sketchThe first step in the build is a scale drawing that is sent to the prop builder to look at and to get a quote. We were fortunate to be able to use Damian Zuch at Deville’s Workshop. Damian then built a model in Sketch Up for us to review.

antique clock - side antiqueclock - top antiqueclockfront Clock partsOnce approved it was time to source the various components.

The dome is actually a plastic salad bowl from the Dollar store…

The little paintings on the sides were quite specific to the story and these were farmed out to another artist (again with reference to work from)

1The paintings were completed and returned to the shop for final assembly.

assembledThe final result was very successful and well received by the Producer and Director.

For a more detailed look at the entire process click here.

More 3D

Another couple of examples of 3d photography from this years Production Design students at Sheridan College.

These are by Denya and Jennifer.

These actually work really well. You just need to put on your glasses, sit back a little and relax your eyes. Click on the photo for a full size version.

DenyaJennFiveJennifer wonders if she should give up social networking.

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Sheridan College Student 3D

TabsPriscAlex3DSome more good examples of the 3D photography from this years ATVF students.

Don’t forget your 3D glasses!

Tabitha and Priscilla enjoy a quiet moment to reflect on their hectic schedules.


Jordan in 3D

Jordan wonders if he’s spending too much time leaning against walls.

Charles in 3DCharles enjoys pointing at things But not everything, as that would be considered rude!



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Another Blast from the Past

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Published by Martin Lock in the UK.

A Blast From the Past/Batmania 21


This fanzine from the 70’s is currently for sale on Ebay. I contributed a few illustrations back in 1975.

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