Category Archives: storyboard artist

The Making of Next ‘Home’ by Framestore

Mike McGee of Framestore, left, and Roger Mason working on the storyboards for Next ‘Home’ commercial in 2013.

Here’s a short film by Framestore, detailing how they made their TV commercial ‘Home’ for Next and on which project I drew the storyboards. At the very beginning of the film you can see me working with Mike McGee.

Below are a selection of the storyboard frames. This style represents my quickest, sketchiest drawing mode and I like it for its fluidity and economy. Blue pencil, HB pencil and tipp-ex on white paper.

Storyboards for Next Home, commissioned by Framestore, art by Roger Mason
Storyboards for Next Home, commissioned by Framestore, art by Roger Mason

Storyboards for Next Home, commissioned by Framestore, art by Roger Mason

Storyboards for Next Home, commissioned by Framestore, art by Roger Mason

Storyboards for Next Home, commissioned by Framestore, art by Roger Mason

Storyboards for Next Home, commissioned by Framestore, art by Roger Mason

BBC Three idents

Artwork © Roger Mason
Concept artwork for BBC Three re-branding, commissioned by Red bee Media. Art by Roger Mason

Concept artwork for BBC Three re-branding, commissioned by Red bee Media. Art by Roger Mason

Concept artwork for BBC Three re-branding, commissioned by Red bee Media. Art by Roger Mason

Concept artwork for BBC Three re-branding, commissioned by Red bee Media. Art by Roger Mason

From 2007, when I was working with Red Bee Media at White City on the branding work for the TV channel BBC Three. The idea was to create a planet that the idents would feature different parts of and I was asked to help visualise this world.

Here are colour visuals of various parts of this imaginary world, including a rough layout, useful to let the team know I was on the same wavelength as them before investing more time in the image.

Set the Destroyer storyboards

Storyboards for Set The Destroyer music. Dir. Craig Murray, art by Roger Mason

Recently I produced seven key frame illustrations for film-maker Craig Murray who is making a music video for the band Set the Destroyer. I had fun with this, depicting a wasted young girl staggering up Kingsland Road, being sucked into a floor in a bunker and then being re-born up on a rooftop as a blond.

I think I need to see the video to work out what’s going on here and if you want to find out more about Craig’s work then go to www.youcameinhereastranger.com. Craig sits next to me in my studio in Dalston, in the Bootstrap Building, home also to the Dalston Roof Park. He doesn’t drink tea but isn’t averse to instant coffee in a plastic beaker, trivia fans.