Getting Everything Started

During the time I’m working on my student film, I will need a portfolio consisting of things such as storyboards, script breakdown, shot list, production documents and the completed film and all of its assets, this is an ongoing project and will hopefully be the first in a new series of animated short films that will be produced even long after I’ve left college.

UPDATE: The deadline has been changed from 18th April  to 9th May so that my classmates and me can have more time to work on our films as we were struggling to focus on this film whilst having to deal with other college assignments which require just as much focus and attention.

Also, learning from the experience occured whilst working on the animation production of the film, a shift in production ambition has been decided, this means that the film that has to be released to Bradford College will be a short preview clip showing a few scenes of what is planned to be in the final project as it proved that it would take too long to produce the film as originally proposed (it took me around 300 drawings to animate the first minute or so of footage).

Here on this Script Breakdown Color Coding sheet, here are some rough sketches of what the characters can be expected to look like:

Scanned from a Xerox Multifunction Printer




Introduction: Purpose of This Blog

My name is Kieran Stones

Welcome to JMBKS, my production blog for my animated student film “Jacky & Mary-Brooklyn’s Unlucky Day” which revolves around two youngsters named Jacky and Mary-Brooklyn Jinkers as they plan a fun day but things don’t go right for them.

This blog is created to document the production of the Bradford College Student Animated Film created by student Kieran Stones (that’s me).This film is planned to be the first in a series of animated short films in which the two youngsters will serve as part of the main cast.

The Blog will cover the production period of the film and document the steps that i have taken during production through different production phases, this is an ongoing project and will be updated whenever new changes are made.

The intention behind this film is to tell a memorable story with characters intending to have good/solid characterisation and chemistry, appealing design and solid personalities so that the viewers watching the film will remember them for what they are,  this film also hopes to establish the planned characterisation for how the characters will play out in the later animated short films i hope to produce.