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Boarding for BoJack Horseman - Alex Quintas

By Adam Korenman

Storyboards are an integral part of the animation process, and they can be a place for an artist to truly shine.

Animation careers come in all shapes in sizes. From hand-drawn cels to massive 3D worlds, artists work together to bring stories to life. We've mentioned it a few times, but one of the most important steps in any project is the storyboard, and specialized artists work tirelessly to bring the story to life.
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Alex Quintas originally had a different plan for her career. After studying CG animation at Ringling College of Art and Design, she set out into the world as. 3D artist. She got her start with the incredible folk at Rhythm and Hues. The work was challenging, but rewarding. Sadly, the studio filed for bankruptcy in 2013, and Alex found herself burnt out on CG work.
As she worked to find new footing in the industry, she created stills and storyboards to show off her abilities. That led to an opportunity at Shadow Machine, where Alex began work as a background artist. When her skills became apparent, she was moved into storyboarding for some iconic animated shows. As she likes to say, "Anything in animation is 90% skill, 10% dumb luck. I was just in the right place at the right time."
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We're super excited to share Alex's story, artwork, and advice with all of you motioneers. So grab a pen and paper because ALL of this will be on the midterm. It's time to go to the boards with Alex Quintas.

Boarding for BoJack Horseman - Alex Quintas

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