Workflow Weekly: Your Dream Project, Fearless Storyboarding, The Origins of Workflow (week #46)

As usual, a collection of recent Workflow highlights for you. For more tips and thoughts, head over to The Workflow Book’s Facebook page – where I’m posting Workflow thoughts, tips, quotes and updates [almost] every day!

Let’s Give Your Dream Project a Push!

Many of us have a ‘dream project’ – a special idea that we’ve been carrying around for years but never got around to actually making, because it never seemed to be “right time” for it.

If you have such an idea, I would like to meet you and help you start working on it. This is ENTIRELY FREE  (the only thing I ask in return is that you share the post with your friends). I’m doing it mainly for the thrill of meeting and helping passionate people with interesting ideas.

If that sounds like you, click the Facebook post below (if you can’t see it, here’s a link). Follow the instructions at the end, and I hope to Skype with you soon!

Fearless Storyboarding

A few weeks ago I flew to Moscow to give a talk about the two things main thing I’ve been involved in over the last decade or so: Workflow, and Storyboarding. I named the lecture ‘Fearless Storyboarding’. Here are a few photos, as well as some slides from the presentation:

The Origins of Workflow

This is a sketch from 2005 – February 5th 2005, to be exact. I was in Copenhagen at the time, animating on Asterix and the Vikings. I made this to remind myself to take a step back and work with more control (upper section), and also to try and do the trial-and-error in my head instead of on paper (lower section).

For me, this sketch represents the very beginning of what was later to become Workflow. I didn’t know at the time that this was going to be a book – I was just collecting helpful tips and thoughts about the creative process. But this sketched helped me so much, it made me interested in pursuing more workflow knowledge.

The full story of how the idea came about and why it happened when it did, is in the book’s preface – which you can read here:

Happy productive week, folks! May your work flow with confidence and ease 🙂


Author: Doron Mayer

Director, Animator, Writer, Designer. Author of "Workflow: The practical Guide to the Creative Process".

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