Tuesday, November 29, 2016

For a good chunk of 2016 I've been working for a very cool VR development company, but I'm still open for freelance work!



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Just completed another short animatic - this one from some quick illustrations I did for a forthcoming children's book written by a friend of the family.

Thanks for watching!



Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Car Commercial Animatic

Here's my latest animatic. This began as a series of static storyboard frames that I animated in Adobe After Effects. Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Bench Made" Storyboard Animatic by Ed Cook

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Here's another project that began as a set of storyboards I drew, built into an animatic in Photoshop, and animated in Adobe After Effects.
A. Rudin has been making high-end upholstery & "bench made" custom furniture in Los Angeles for four generations. Getting to know the Rudin company, I was really impressed by the quality and craftsmanship that goes into their product.
It was great working with the Director, Evan Rudin, who did a wonderful job turning the basic boards into a beautiful finished film. You can see it here: A. Rudin "Bench Made" Video

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Storyboards for Google Cast

Recently I storyboarded a new spot for Google Cast. Here's a page of simple b/w shooting boards. The spot is directed by Hiro Murai for Ninja Entertainment 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Bringing Storyboards To Life - Animatics

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This project began as a set of storyboards I drew and built into an animatic in Photoshop. I've animated it in Adobe After Effects.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bringing Storyboards To Life

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Recently I've begun animating my storyboards using Adobe After Effects. This subtle example is from an interactive educational game for the web. Color and a bit of motion can increase the impact of your storyboards!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Print collateral & web elements

Over the past few years I've had the privilege of working on a small team designing print collateral (print ads, brochures, flyers) and web elements (static banners, e-newsletters). Here are some elements I designed to promote a picnic event.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Most Popular Music Videos


I've added Carly Rae Jepsen to this sampling of some of the music artists (and their songs/videos) for whom I've had the privilege to do storyboards.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Storyboards for Astute Graphics Limited


I'm thankful that this year I had the opportunity to work with a great UK-based company called Astute Graphics, Ltd. They make fantastic plug-ins that make Adobe Illustrator very user-friendly for artists like myself! I did these storyboards in illustrator, using two of their plug-ins Dynamic Sketch and Widthscribe. I totally recommend them!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Updated Selected Credits


ED COOK
STORYBOARDS / ILLUSTRATIONS / ART DIRECTION · SINCE 1992
(818) 620-8624 edcookstoryboards@earthlink.net  
http://edcookstoryboards.blogspot.com

Selected Credits:

TV Commercials:

ESPN College Gameday: “Host POV” / Dir. Walter May / Market Films

Duracell: "Magic Truck" Dir. Marcus Nispel / Tool of North America

Anna's Linens: (3 TV Spots) & "Tele-Novelas" / DIR. Tom Routson / Tool of North America

Verizon (3 TV Spots) / Dir. Simon Cole / H.S.I.

Kia Optima (Running Footage) / Dir. Don Davis / PrettyBird

Pizza Hut (7 TV Spots) / Dir. Chris Nelson / H.S.I.

Petsmart (3 TV Spots) / Dir. Gabriel Olson / Cameo Content

Dasani: "How Do You Twist" / Dir. Steven Antin / Tate USA

ASICS GEL-Lyte33™: "Arrow" / Dir. Ken Fox / Tate USA

VW: “ReinCARnation” / Dir. Ivan Zacharias / Smuggler

Hot Shot: “Thousands” / Dir. Arlene Bogna-Ferranti / NBC Local Media

Progressive Insurance: “Super Sonic” / Dir. Jeffrey Fleisig / Über Content

Optimum: “That Was Then, Optimum is Now” / Dir. Dave Laden / Hungryman, Inc.

Burger King: “Gulliver” & “Fingers” / Dir. Gaute Hesthagen / Bully Pictures

Bank Of America: “ATM” / Dir. Sorrel Ahlfeld / Anonymous Content

Dr. Pepper: “Chug” (Fergie) / Dir. Paul Hunter / PrettyBird

Washington Lottery: “It’s Coming” & “It’s Here” / Dir. Pes / Anonymous Content

Samsung: “Balancing Act” / Dir. Raf Wathion / Rabbit USA

Kellogg's Raisin Bran: “Alien” & “Your Sunny” / Dir. Kieran Walsh / Wild Plum

Guitar Hero On Tour: “Café” / Dir. Lisa Riznikove / Ant Farm

LG: “Decoy” Cell Phone / Dir. Rocky Morton / MJZ

Rock Band 2: “Family” / Dir. Nancy Bennet / MTV Networks

Visa: “Online” & “Retail” / Dir. Rob Leggatt / MJZ

Ford/American Idol TV Spots/Videos (yearly since 2008) / Dir. Shane Drake / Wild Plum

Vybemobile: “Snoop Is Roy Black” (Snoop Dogg) / Dir. Robert Jitzmark / Bright Pictures

Bud Light: “That’s Summer” / Dir. The Malloys / HSI Productions

Saturn: “Astra” / Dir. Leigh Marling / MJZ

Sharpie: “Golf” & “Pong” (David Beckham) / Dir. John Osborne / Anonymous Content

Swiss International Airlines: “Fans” / Dir. Serge Hoeltschi / HSI Productions

Hewlett-Packard Pavilion: “Parental Mind Control” / Dir. The Malloys / HSI Productions

And1 “Street Ball” (Feat. Hot Sauce) / Dir. Davy Duhamel / Cineville-Keystone

Sprint: “Go Home” / Dir. Pes / Anonymous Content

Samsung: “Beyoncé Meets Beyoncé” / Dir. Anthony Mandler / HSI Productions

VW: “Safety Happens” / Dir. Paul Hunter / HSI Productions

Sneaux (Sneakers): “Human Skateboard” / Dir. Pes / Anonymous Content

Cingular One: “Ice House” / Dir. Joe Public / HSI Productions

Max Factor: “Carmen” (Carmen Electra) / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Jeep Commander: “Arose From Concrete” / Dir. Sanji / FM Rocks

Burger King: “Camper” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Ford Focus: “Girls Night Out” / Dir. Wayne Isham / Crossroads Films

Sunkist Soda: “Decision” (Set of 3 commercials) / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

GM: “Mr. Goodwrench” / Dir. Rawson Thurber / FM Rocks

Miller Genuine Draft (Set of 3 commercials) / Dir. Tim Cronenweth / Untitled Prods.

Pepsi: “Bar-B-Q” & “Basketball” / Dir. F. Gary Gray / HSI Productions

MTV Video Music Awards / Dir. Anastasia Pappas / MTV Networks

MTV Movie Awards / Dir. Michael Bellino / MTV Networks

Reebok: “Jesse James” / Dir. Hype Williams / Instinct Productions

Twix: “Remote Control” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Pringles: “Road Trip” “House Party” & “Loft Party” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Mobil Speedpass: “Speedpass” / Dir. F. Gary Gray / FM Rocks

Pacific Life: “Whales” / Dir. Ben Goddard / Goddard-Clausen


Music Videos:

Carly Rae Jepsen: "Part Of Your World" / Dir. M. David Melvin

Fun: "Why Am I The One?" / Dir. Jordan Bahat

Oya "Love" / Dir. Derrick Pete / The MDM Group

Adam Lambert: "Never Close Our Eyes" / Dir. Dori Oskowitz / Prettybird

Alicia Keys: “Un-thinkable” (Revisions) / Dir. Jake Nava / Cherry Films

Shakira: “She Wolf” (Billboard #1 Dance Single) / Dir. Jake Nava / Anonymous Content

Beyoncé: “Coin”, “Radio” & ”Say My Name” / Dir. Alex Czetwertynski / Frank The Plumber

Tom Jones: “If He Should Ever Leave You” / Dir. Tim LaValley / Frank The Plumber

Janelle Monae: “Many Moons” / Dir. Alan Ferguson / Treasure Entertainment

Jonas Bros.: “Burnin’ Up” / Dir. Malloy & Wheeler / HSI Productions

Ciara: “Can't Leave ‘em Alone” / Dir. Fat Cats / Focus Films

Ciara: “That's Right” / Dir. Fat Cats / Focus Films

Beyoncé f/ Shakira: “Beautiful Liar” / Dir. Jake Nava / Anonymous Content

P-Diddy f/ Christina Aguilera: “Tell Me” / Dir. Erik White / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Morris Brown” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Cassie: “Long Way 2 Go” / Dir. Erik White / FM Rocks

Outkast: “The Mighty O” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Christina Aguilera: “Ain't No Other Man” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Avant: “4 Minutes” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Ashanti: “Still On It” / Dir. Fat Cats / FM Rocks

Bobby V: “My Angel” / Dir. Chaka Zulu / Focus Films

Jagged Edge: “So Amazing” / Dir. Fat Cats / FM Rocks

Ciara: “And I” / Dir. Fat Cats / FM Rocks

Ashanti: “Don’t Let Them” / Dir. Irv Gotti / FM Rocks

Akon: “Lonely” / Dir. Gil Green / Partizan

Destiny’s Child: “Cater 2 U” / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Destiny's Child: “Girl” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Lindsay Lohan: “Over” / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Britney Spears: “My Prerogative” / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Beyoncé: “Naughty Girl” / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Roses” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Kelly Clarkson: “The Trouble With Love” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Hey Ya” (Won MTV Video Of The Year) / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Land Of A Million Drums” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Usher: U Don't Have To Call” / Dir. Little X / Mars Media

Outkast: “The Whole World” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Jennifer Lopez: “I’m Real” / Dir. David Meyers / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Ms. Jackson” / Dir. F. Gary Gray / FM Rocks

Sugar Ray: “Falls Apart” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Pink: “There U Go” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Creed: “What If?” (from the movie “Scream 3”) / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Kid Rock: “Cowboy” & “American Bad Ass” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Def Leppard: “Goodbye” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks



Web Films / Viral Media:

Toyota "Only The Name Remains" / Dir. Ben Tricklebank & James Brown / Tool of North America

Michael Kors: "A Love Letter to Travel – California" / Dir. Poppy de Villeneuve / The Darkroom at Partizan

Nicki Minaj: "Pink Friday" / Dir. Benny Boom / London Alley Entertainment



Design/Art Direction:

Madonna “Candy Shop” (Set Design) / Dir. Christian Lamb / Frank The Plumber

GMC Sierra (Set Design) / Dir. Eric Beauchamp / HSI Productions

Chase Bank (Set Design) / Dir. Graeme Joyce / HSI Productions

“Small Soldiers: The Walk-Through Experience” / Dir. David Weiss / Universal Studios Hollywood

Clear Essence TV Commercials (Art Direction) / Dir. Tina Treadwell / Treadwell Productions

“Jurassic Park: The Ride” (Pre-show Storyboards) / Dir. David Weiss / Universal Studios Hollywood


Feature Length Films:

“Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control” / Dir. Gil Junger / Warner Specialty Prods.

“Live!” (Eva Mendes) / Dir. Bill Guttentag / Live Productions

“Barbershop” / Dir. Tim Story / MGM

“Six Days, Seven Nights” (Harrison Ford) (SFX boards) / Dir. Ivan Reitman / Touchstone-Dreamquest

“Sinbad: Beyond The Veil Of Mists” (CG Animated) / Dir. Evan Ricks/Alan Jacobs / Tri-Mark Pictures

“I Got The Hook-Up” / Dir. Michael Martin / No-Limit Films

“Sprung” / Dir. Rusty Cundieff / Tri-Mark Pictures

“The Stranger” / Dir. Fritz Kiersch / HBO-Planet Productions

“I Shot A Man In Vegas” / Dir. Keoni Waxman / Reno Productions


Movies for TV:

“The Final Exam” (Musical) / Dir. Matthew Barnes / Universal Music Group

“Steel Chariots” (“Baywatch” Spin-off) / Dir. Tommy Wallace / BSB Productions

“A Rainy Day” / Dir. Leo Garcia / Universal Pictures-HFP


Title Design, In-Theatre Ads & Trailers:

Disney: “Discover Disney Universe” In-Theater Trailer / Dir. Cristina Anderlini / A Broad Vision Productions

Sony: “Wireless Headset” In-Theater Trailers / Dir. Arlene Bogna-Ferranti / Workshop Creative

Coke: “Open Happiness” In-Theater Trailer / Dir. Alan Ferguson / Frank The Plumber

Muppets: “Teen Stress” (Will Rogers Institute PSA) / Dir. R. Kelly Nelson / Nelson Film Co.

“So I Married An Axe Murderer” (Title Design) / Dir. Thomas Schlamme / TriStar Pictures-Aspect Ratio

“National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1” (Title Design) / Dir. Gene Quintano / New Line-Aspect Ratio

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brands & Products


Some of the brands & products I've had the privilege of promoting by way of storyboards and artwork.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Adam Lambert - Never Close Our Eyes

Here are a few sample pages of storyboards I drew in April for Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes" Music Video. It was directed by Dori Oskowitz for PrettyBird.



Dori and the team did a fantastic job! The completed video can be seen here: 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dr. Pepper Cherry - featuring Fergie


Dr. Pepper: “Cherry” TV spot featuring Fergie. Directed by Paul Hunter for PrettyBird

Friday, June 22, 2012

Samsung: “Balancing Act” TV Ad

Samsung: “Balancing Act” directed by Raf Wathion. Client: Rabbit USA


Monday, June 11, 2012

ASICS GEL-Lyte33™ TV Spot

A recent commercial for ASICS GEL-Lyte33 running shoes. Directed by Ken Fox.





Thursday, August 21, 2008

"America The Beautiful"




"America The Beautiful" Western Hemiphere Travel Initiative PSA for Zoo Productions. Director: Sam Crawford.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Muppets "Teen Stress" Finished 30-second PSA

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Muppets "Teen Stress" Theatrical PSA





Theatrical Advertisement for the Will Rogers Institute starring the Muppets and Teri Hatcher.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Sharpie Commercial Spots



Hand-drawn storyboards colored in Photoshop. See the finished "Golf" spot (expertly directed by John Osborne) below.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy New Year!



Sprint "Pivot" TV Spot "Go Home" directed by PES.

Here's the completed commercial:

Friday, October 12, 2007

Barbershop Storyboards






Six Days Seven Nights

A sampling of the special effects storyboards from the feature film "Six Days Seven Nights".