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Storyboards from The Golden Globes 2016

Posted January 11, 2016 at 10:16pm

Famous Frames exclusive roster of artists service a variety of clients in the entertainment industry. From layouts for photo shoots, concept illustration for print and on-­air marketing to event renderings and of course, what we are famous for traditional shootingboards for movies and television. Highlighting some of the 2016 Golden Globe Award nominees, we capture the broad spectrum of contributions our artists make in these critically acclaimed projects.

With 2 nominations for best television series ­- musical or comedy & best performances by an actress in a television series musical or comedy we have HBO’s VEEP. Famous Frames artist David Larks was called on to concept key art frames for the network to be used for promotion of the show.

David Lark's key art frames for VEEP:

In the Best Original Song Category, “Love Me Like You Do” from Fifty Shades of Grey, film storyboard artist Vincent Lucido worked closely with the director to evoke the heat between the lead characters.

Vincent Lucido's sequence from Fifty Shades of Grey:

Additionally Famous Frames artists Darek Gogol and Collin Grant helped storyboard Fast & Furious 7 which was also up for a best song nod with “See you again”.

Darek Gogol's storyboards for Fast & Furious 7:

Collin Grant's storyboards for Fast & Furios 7

The Hateful Eight nominated for Best Screenplay as well as grabbing the win for best original score, had artist Shari Wickstrom paired with a top entertainment marketing company to deliver a variety of sketches that would be turned into posters for the film.

Shari Wickstom's poster art for The Hateful Eight:

Orange Is the New Black was nominated for Best Television series­- musical or comedy. Prior to Orange Is the New Black season 3 premiere, Netflix announced “OrangeCon,” the invitation ­only event in which fans could meet the dramedy’s cast members, hear panel discussions and more. Famous Frames artist Peter Vu created experiential renderings for the New York City premiere event.

Peter Vu's experiential designs:

Shootingboards by Mercer Boffey were brought to life for American Crime, nominated for Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Mercer worked with ABC to illustrate a difficult scene for one of the main characters (Alonzo).  Mercer also drew a sequence of storyboards for the character “Barb” for which actress Felicity Huffman was nominated as best actress.

Mercer Boffey's American Crime storyboard:

Artist Mercer Boffey also worked on FOX’s Scream Queens with best actress nominee Jamie Lee Curtis, and How To get Away With Murder which honored Viola Davis with a best actress nomination.

Scream Queens storyboards by Mercer Boffey:

How To Get Away with Murder storyboards by Mercer Boffey:

Another Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series ­Drama nominee was Eva Green for her role as Vanessa in Show Times Penny Dreadful Famous Frames Artist Mike Deweese created these dreamy mood boards for the show.

Mood boards by Mike MeWeese for Penny Dreadful:

These nominees are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the work that Famous Frames artists create for the entertainment industry. To view more work take a look at our Famous Work and the Film and Television categories.

The Art Behind the Awards

Posted January 13, 2015 at 10:05am

Famous Frames is best known for our storyboards for film, television and advertising. However, most people don’t realize the full breadth of production art services that we provide.

In honor of the 2015 HFPA’s Golden Globes, we’re focusing on the work that we have done for some of the 2015 Globe nominees in various stages of development, from concepting to marketing.  

1. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globes - NBC

Artist Renee Reeser works with NBC on many projects. She even made an on air debut during The Voice drawing for a Kia Motor Spot. This year, for the 2015 Golden Globes, Renee provided key art concept sketches for the main event. This provided the producers with options for their execution of photo shoots and marketing materials. Drawing Tina Fey and Amy Poehler demonstrates Renee’s top tier skills in fashion and beauty as well as likenesses

2. Into The Woods- Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical nominee

Big studio films go through a lot of changes in the preproduction process. Artist Darek Gogol, who boasts credits like The Pirates of the Caribbean, Iron Man and The Fast & The Furious, worked with Director Rob Marshall to create some of the initial imagery that was later seen in the final film product. 

3. Louie - FX - Louie CK nominated for best actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Another piece of the Famous Frames pie is working with networks and studios creating their on-air promotions. Artist Charles Rattaray has worked with FX on several of their in house promos like Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, and Golden Globe nominee Louie. His stylistic approach to these spots is what makes his art unique.  

4. How to Train your Dragon 2- Best Animated Feature Film

Gabriella Farkas provided the marketing art for the DVD and Blu-ray release of DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2; She does a lot of work with fashion and beauty projects as well as character art. These beloved characters were created in black & white first, and then transformed to color. 

5. The Book of Life- Best Animated Feature

So much of the work we do helps the director bring their vision to life. Artist Len Morganti is an excellent example of that! He’s done the storyboards for high profile Oscar winners like Argo and the Hunger Games, but he also works on unique projects like concepting art for The Book of Life’s Electronic Press Kit. A lot of this work is not seen by the public, but helps the production team plan their course of action.  “I am just interpreting the director’s notes into a visual representation so that everyone in the crew can be on the same page,” Len says about his work.  

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