Sketches and Storyboards
February 1, 2012
Each week until the release of Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, we will be showing you additional content from the production of the film. We’ve compiled sketches, concept art, storyboards, and more to give you a glimpse of what’s happened behind the scenes of the movie. FUNimation’s Supervising Producer of Original Entertainment, April Bennett, also shares some of her insight about working on the film in conjunction with our partners at BioWare, Director Fumihiko Sori, and the team at T.O. Entertainment. To kick things off, we’ll start with the key visual image sketch and some storyboards from early scenes of Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker.
This is one of the visuals Sori-san (Director) came up with after we sent him over some visuals that we felt would be good for a western audience. He really wanted to show how badass Cassandra can be so he centered the whole poster around her. You will notice that this Cassandra is a much younger version than the one you’d see in Dragon Age II. We’ve lengthened the hair and lightened up the eye make-up to give her more of an innocent look. But don’t be fooled by her appearance because she can still kick anyone’s butt!
This storyboard represents the very beginning of the film. The scene is meant to show the calm before the storm. Animals and insects are just having a normal day in the forest, then you hear the low rumble of horses coming.
Here you see the visual of the horses and the Seekers preparing for their first battle against Blood Mages. The action kicks off immediately. We want to use this scene to show off the Seekers’ skills!
This is the first scene where you get a glimpse of the franchise’s namesake. In this film, we want to emphasize that dragons are making a comeback into the world. This visual in particular is so amazing because Sori-san (Director) spent a significant amount of time making the dragon look as detailed as possible.