Earlier today, my 2nd to last episode of MLP ever aired. It's kind of strange to have a 'Christmas in summer" episode, but I'm not in control of scheduling, so don't bug me about it!
Either way, this was probably my most favorite episode to storyboard on in six seasons (definitely in my top 3). My only wish was that I had more than 2 1/2 weeks to board 3 songs/story. The songs were so strong and inspiring, it killed me to have to "rush."
The episode was split between me and my board partner Megan.
Either way, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The entire MLP team did a fantastic job and I hope it will be added to the line up of Christmas cartoons families watch every year.
These are the song sequences I had the pleasure of boarding on this episode.
I hadn't known this was your second-to-last episode. Where do you think you will be going with your talent in the future? : ) Whatever your plans, I do hope they work out for you.
It was a incredible episode and it makes me feel even more sadder of your departure. Thank you for all your work on this magical episode.
You're right to be proud.
The gothic tone of the song was especially glorious. If you see Ingram, buy him a cookie on my behalf.
Luna's cloak tentacles. Cool.
Conjured dancing ponies also very cool, especially the "Pirouetting" mare...(turning CW too)!
Layout and Animation had some good material to work with from Megan Willis and Sibsy.
All done in 2-1/2 weeks.
Which proves that Storyboarders don't really need sleep.
Even for the short time you guys had to do the storyboards in this, it came out magnificent. I am still trying to figure out how Luna got to be the tallest alicorn; but she was my favorite in the episode expect for the Muffins/Derpy Tree Topper.
;~; I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
This is a bit of a distraction but, do you ever consider the discovery family logo when you are working? Or is that corner of the screen so off focus that nobody should be putting important things there to begin with?