Cyril W. Chen is an animator and illustrator
based in the Treaty 4 and 13 Territories
(Saskatchewan, Toronto area). 

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Walleye: story practice >

01. Animation Performance Test / Animatic

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Premise: (for series)

Series Title: Walleye

This is Joshua’s second zombie kill, and he is still deeply disturbed by the act of it all; having to look a zombie in the eye, be encased in it’s putrid stench, only to be just close enough so that he can aim his shotgun juuuuussst right. He is absolutely sick of it all. He must do this, though, because his only child that just turned four years-old, needs feeding, and it craves just one particular meal …. other zombie brains. 

In a small rural town overrun by zombies, a young man is determined to protect and feed his extraordinary 4-year-old child.

Bridget: storyboards & thumbnails > 

Storyboards and thumbnails for stop motion student group film, Bridget (2022), produced at Sheridan College. Co-Directors: Ridaa Khan, Sima Naseem, River Park, Steven Ross, Lily Zhang.  
Exploration of the beginning fight scene. The first three and last two panels were drawn by Ridaa Khan. ︎︎︎
Exploration of goat reveal scene. The last two panels collaborated with story supervisor Steven Ross. ︎︎︎    
More exploration of the goat reveal scene. ︎︎︎
Exploration of the journal montage. Thumbnails and acting tests. ︎︎︎
Testing a gag for goat & journal interaction. ︎︎︎

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