Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sassinak: A futuristic sci-fi tv show based on the story written by Anne McCaffrey, of a young woman with a horrific past who's determination is to track down every last space pirate in the known galaxy.
Sassinak was twelve when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength. Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman. Maybe it was her spirit. Whatever it was, it wouldn't let her resign herself to the life of a slave. She bided her time, watched for her moment. Finally it came, and she escaped.
But that was only the beginning for Sassinak. No she's a Fleet Captain with a pirate-chasing ship of her own, and only one regret in her life: not enough pirates.
This was the logo that I created out of the old Louie's Bar & Grill daytime logo.
The goal was to create a new identity for any late time activities because the owner wanted to delineate between the two personas that her business functions as.
Currently in printing are the front and back sided late night food/drink menus
I tried to keep these simple and to the point.
This was the first flier I created for Louie's as a teaser for Wednesday specials.
This was of course the Wet T-Shirt Contest poster....pretty obvious.
This is the newest piece I have been working on. I actually created 5 different business card looks for Austin, the bar manager. Everyone agreed unanimously on this one. I took a photo of the pint of beer at the bar and then amped up the saturation and vibrance in bridge to make it pop!
I really enjoy all of this work, and I will be working on other projects for Louie's as they arise.
These are some of the examples from my students work at Crater High School. There are examples of a few different assignments here. Currently they are working on film productions, making 30 second commercial clips. I have enjoyed working with these guys so much and I will miss them all.
These are the two basic templates that I have been using for my story boarding. So far I have over 40 full templates completes in rough draft form. I have most of the script written out and now I am going back through the book and analyzing the author's use of language for each character.
The title of the book is Sassinak. It is about a young woman in the far off future who was captured by space pirates as a girl. The story is about redemption, building a family out of nothing, and determination. The girl, Sassinak is a spirited girl, and we follow her through her life until the present, where she is captain of her own pirate chasing ship. The way I designed this tv series is to focus on her life in the present with the option of creating more adventures.....but to introduce her life story with flashbacks for the first few episodes to get a feel for the main character. The cover of the book depicts her in full battle gear, when she faces of a specific group of pirates in one of her adventures. This is hard core sci-fi mixed with military camaraderie.