In Might of 2018, Mark Simon, president of Storyboards & Animatics, Inc., moved his studio to Atlanta to help the movie incentives and productions within the state. In Might of 2019, he celebrates 30 years of professional storyboarding for movie and TV and now storyboards on the most important sequence on cable, and Georgia manufacturing, The Strolling Useless.
“I’ve my dream job,” says Simon. “I get to attract day by day and inform tales with the most effective manufacturing creatives within the trade. What’s to not love?”
Simon, additionally the creator of the trade bible, “Storyboards: Movement In Artwork, third Version,” acquired his storyboarding begin whereas working at HBO with O.J. Simpson on the hit sequence 1st and 10.
“I launched myself to the most important storyboarding company in Los Angeles, Storyboards, Inc. One of many brokers informed me all my samples had been flawed. I went again with new samples each week till he booked me on a Honda job. These samples helped me land a storyboarding gig on 1st & 10, the place I used to be the set designer,” says Simon.
Simon was a manufacturing designer when he acquired the itch to storyboard. “I noticed storyboards come throughout my desk and realized I missed drawing,” he explains.
Simon has storyboarded on all the things from function movies to TV sequence to commercials and video video games. He’s labored with everybody from Steven Spielberg to Adam Sandler to Greg Nicotero. He now has practically 5,000 manufacturing credit.
Nicotero is thought for producing and directing The Strolling Useless. However Simon is aware of him from a mission they labored on collectively over 25 years in the past…The Strolling Useless. Humorous coincidence, however the tasks are very totally different. The 1995 The Strolling Useless was a function movie concerning the African American expertise in Vietnam.
Since transferring to Georgia, Simon has shared his expertise and data with native talks at DragonCon, ASIFAC, Atlanta Movie Pageant, Walker Stalker, Microsoft Artist Highlight, Atlanta ComicCon and is ready for the upcoming Senoia Useless Bash amongst others.
“I really like the power in Atlanta,” he notes. “The folks and productions listed below are superb. I stay up for many, many productive years right here.”
About Mark Simon
Mark Simon counts greater than 30 years of expertise working within the leisure trade as a narrative artist, producer, and director for dwell motion and animation. He has amassed over 5,000 manufacturing credit, and likewise writes and lectures on trade matters.
Mark can also be the creator of 10 well-liked leisure trade texts, corresponding to “Storyboards: Movement In Artwork,” “Facial Expressions,” and “Producing Impartial 2D Character Animation.” He has written for trade magazines corresponding to Animation World Community at AWN.com, Animation Journal, Cinefex, Filmmaker Journal, MovieMaker Journal, and Animation Right now (India).
He helped develop the Storyboard Professional software program and shared in a 2012 Prime Time Engineering Emmy. He was gained over 200 worldwide awards for productions he has written and directed.
Mark was inducted into the Digital Animation & Visible Results Faculty Corridor of Fame in 2013. He is been on the board of advisors at quite a lot of universities.
He lectures world wide at main conferences, conventions, and universities, and is a second-degree black belt and two-time nationwide champion in tae kwon do.
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