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Storyboards

At Melancholy Star, we can provide you with quality, artistic, specialist storyboards. Storyboards are an incredibly valuable tool for planning CGI, for pitching your film ideas, for honing your director’s vision, and for making sure that your whole team is on the same page. They help save your team time and help keep your budget in check. Whether it’s full colour, richly illustrated mood boards and concept art or a clear technical document you need, we will bring it to life with our unique style.

  • STORYBOARDS FOR SCIENCE

    Making the human anatomy into vast, painterly landscapes: our storyboards and concept art formed the core of the award-winning graphics.
    ‘INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY’ BBC
  • STORYBOARDS FOR DRAMA

    Feature films in far off climes, and drama closer to home.
    ‘STAR-CROSSED’ Yellow Pictures
  • STORYBOARDS FOR HISTORY

    With the upcoming mega-documentary series, our boards are covering the range of human history.
    ‘GETTYSBURG’ Ridley Scott/Scott Free
  • STORYBOARDS FOR FACTUAL

    Charting landscapes and graphics across the world for broadcast documentaries.
    RECENT PROJECTS: ‘THE BRITISH’ Nutopia, ‘MANKIND’ Nutopia, ‘SUPERSIZE EARTH’ BBC, 'THE CONTINENTS' BBC
  • STORYBOARDS FOR SPACE & SCI-FI

    Visualising the known and the unknown universe.
    RECENT PROJECTS: 'SOLAR STORM' Discovery Curiosity

PROJECTS WE LOVE

Feature Film Storyboards, Storyboards for Live Events, Storyboards for Science, Anatomy, History, Drama, Psychological/Difficult Subject Matter, Abstract, Fantasy, Film Pitch Packages,  Script Development, TV, Documentary, Mega-Docs, Factual, Commercials, Promos, Idents, Graphic Novel Styles, On-set Revisions, Revisions during the Edit, Last Minute Miracle-Working

We work with you to find just the right style for your project, taking your timeframe, budget, artistic needs and presentational format into account.

About the Art Department:
The Art Department is under the direction of our in-house designer Elizabeth E. Schuch, who specializes in pre-visualization for 3D, and is known for her unique, hand-drawn storyboard style.

Elizabeth has trained extensively in traditional drawing techniques, and her work is featured on TV Series ‘Inside the Human Body’ (BBC), ‘Gettysburg’ (Ridley Scott/Scott Free/History Channel), ‘The British’ (Nutopia), 'Supersize Earth' (BBC), 'The Continents' (BBC) and ‘Mankind’ (Nutopia).

Styles Available

Full Colour Watercolour
Rich colour and organic texture. Great for film pitches and concept art.
Monochrome Watercolour
Tinted to suit the scene, or using a single colour tone for continuity. Best for bulk work, or where final grade and colour is still evolving.
Pen & Ink/Black & White
Loose and sketchy or bold/clean line.
Pencil 
Technical, precise and shaded, or quick and simple sketching.  Monochrome Tint is also available for pencil.
Digital Colour 
Line work first by hand or fully computerized, with digital background and colour. Fast and consistent in style.  Can incorporate 3D elements.  Full colour, Monochrome, or Black & White.  Realistic, Painterly, or Stylized Finishes available.

What We Do

Melancholy Star is a London-based CGI and creative studio providing high-end 3D visual effects services for Feature Films, Promos /Music Videos, Idents, Titles, Commercials and more.

Alien worlds, realistic vehicles and luxury products, unusual creatures, explosions, logo graphics, green screen & tracking services, compositing, set extensions and matte painting: these are just the beginning of what we can provide in house.

On the creative side, we can work with you on story development, artwork for film presentation packets & pitches, storyboards, concept art, set design, and art department needs. Keeping our customer list small and exclusive, we focus all of our attention on meeting your needs, and we offer boutique service packages at competitive industry rates.

For our rate card, and to discuss your needs, please get in touch. info@melancholystar.com

Latest Projects
Featured Project

‘The Winter’ (Ο Χειμώνας): Melancholy Star’s first in-house feature film is a Greek-language movie in the haunting/fantasy genre, now coming to audiences worldwide.

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