Hello! My name is Ben Bullock.
I am a Storyboard Artist & Illustrator!
Pre-visualization is one of the most important steps in the filmmaking process. Champion athletes often talk of visualization in their training. They will project themselves into the final moments of a contest, sinking the game-winning shot, or overtaking their opponent in a race’s final stretch, perhaps. Imagining these moments helps them better prepare for the real thing, because when that instant does arrive it isn’t new. They have been there before, and they know exactly what to do to succeed.
In much the same way, storyboards help filmmakers visualize their story. Free to explore new ideas and approaches on paper, they can problem-solve and troubleshoot sequences before they ever pickup a camera. And as the size and scope of projects can vary, so can the type of storyboard needed to tell that specific story.
Utilized heavily during pre-production planning and shooting. Typically less detailed, these boards communicate specific shot and sequence information to the crew, helping the project stay on schedule and on budget.
Detailed, often in color and consisting of the most important frames. These are used by ad agencies to present an idea or concept to a client for approval, or used as guidelines for the bidding process
Captures a key moment or story point, used to pitch ideas/concepts and help convey mood, atmosphere, and style of the project. Great tool for pitches and fundraising campaigns!
- Ben Bullock
Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give. - Ralph Waldo Emerson...
Born and raised in beautiful Portland, Oregon, I recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue my career as a storyboard artist and illustrator. After graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in Finance, I worked most recently as a financial analyst for Nike. While this was a very interesting and valuable experience, I recognized that my dream was to be an artist, and I soon swapped my spreadsheets for drawing paper.
I have always been fascinated with the visual arts, constantly sketching and doodling as a kid. But it wasn’t until a couple years after college that I even considered art as a career; then I learned about storyboards. Combining my artistic ability with my love of film, it was perfect!
The ability to draw well is an important skill for any storyboard artist, but it will only get you so far. My strong grasp of composition, storytelling, and ability to communicate well with others make me a valuable member of any project.
Whether it’s a film, television show, commercial, web series, or any other visual media, I will help make your inspiration a reality!
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I am located in the Los Angeles area.