Alberto Mielgo’s early storyboards and animatics for Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

From Alberto Mielgo’s Vinemo account:

As I mentioned before, I was hired to direct the animation test for the new Spiderman film.

Here you can see my original storyboards and animatics that I produced for such a test. My main intention was to explore the language of comics and cinema and merge them together. We finished only 4 of this shots. And everyone ended up pretty exhausted!!!
The shots that we produced with an incredible technical team were some of the most amazing thing Ive seen, and I’m extremely proud of them and the team involved. With those shots we open a door to a pipeline and possibilities and help to estimate the overall film.
I hope Sony will allow me to share the finished shots some time in the future .

I’m really happy to see that most of my shots on this early boards made it to the final film. Again I would like to congratulate the whole team that finished the final film for preserving the compositions and the original intention of these shots. It shows that everyone felt inspired and that they really cared for this particular vision.

As you can see the 3 versions are very different in tone. It was early and I was not too sure yet what would be the final mood of this film yet.

I work with pencil, photoshop, I do the comp in After FX and my edits in Premiere, with my own sounds and all bunch of crap in Audition… Did I ever say how much I love adobe?

Music on this obviously temp score just for the edit.

My pick temp track artist:
v1: SON LUX
v2: LEFTFIELD
v3: MAXIMONO

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A Talk with Mike Owens on December 20

Exclusive: Masters of Disney Animation with Don Hahn

Wednesday, December 12

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Apple Union Square

Join celebrated producer Don Hahn for a look inside the Walt Disney archives. He’ll share rare sketchbooks and art from The Walt Disney Family Museum’s new exhibition, Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation. You’ll see work by the remarkable team of animators behind classics like Bambi, Pinocchio, and Sleeping Beauty. ©Disney

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The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

You’re Invited! Tues. November 6th Blizzard visits Academy of Art University

You’re Invited!
Join us Tuesday, November 6th at 79NM Theater for a presentation and Q&A with Blizzard!

Must be a current student at Academy of Art University.
Don’t forget to bring your student ID!

Animator Andrew Feliciano on November 15th!