About cineman

My background is storyboard for television animation commercials as well as concept development and teaching storyboard.

Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms

Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms

This wonderful animation trailer is animated by just two artists Li Wei and Pei Fei, (God Hunters) for their film due out in 2016 called Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms.



Living Lines for Animation Designers and Fans



Andre Mealha

Killer model work!


Graham Morris Rest in Peace

I learned today that that Graham Morris passed away this Sunday. We worked on many projects together and over the years shared both heated arguments over politics and companionable conversations on warm summer days by the pool with his lovely wife and boys. I am deeply saddened by his passing.


What makes a story?

What makes a story?

Showing this Vimeo Staff Pick to my Storyboard class and asking is this a story? Is there a protagonist /antagonist? A beginning middle and end? Whatever your answer it’s a great piece of film.

Storyboard Class In Progress

Now that the class is in session two we are working on story and all the students came up with great ideas. This is an exercise we did reproducing a table conversation from Casablanca using my smartphone to to match camera angles to demonstrate the 180 rule and sight lines. Fun!

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Post APE convention

Lot’s of nice people to talk to and a surprising number of kids. Glad I brought that bowel of blue glass beads to hand out:)



Teto brought me good luck. I sold out all my copies of Cinematics Storyboard Workshop.IMG_0456

Thanks to Jim Mitchell for table sitting with me and bringing me food while attending events at the show.


My first banner.


Alternative Press Expo Oct. 4-5

Please click on banner to go to the APE website for more information and stop by my table #429 if you want to say hi!



Lecture Aftermath

Thanks to everyone who attended my talk at CFAA Tuesday night. You made me feel very welcome and I really enjoyed chatting with many of you afterwards. Great Fun! And Thanks Nate for setting up the audio visual equipment:)