When Monster House went into production-when they started shooting the mo-cap performances, my job changed a bit. We were no longer focusing solely on storyboards, and I began working on production art. However, boards were still needed for many key sequences. This being an animated film, we actually needed boards for just about everything. Only now that shooting was underway, we needed them FAST. So I began drawing smaller format, rough-pencil thumbnail-style shooting boards. This way I could get a sequence laid out and off to the pre-viz crew before the sequence was shot. It was actually nice to not have to worry about having finished inks like our pre-production boards. This sequence shows Nebbercracker's return from the dead, so to speak. The taxi was taken out (although I think it was shot) and replaced with Nebbercracker stealing an amulance and driving it home.













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