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Armchair Historian: German Plans Storyboards

Storyboards I did for the Armchair Historian Youtube channel. I've included links to the final video and screenshots of the amazing final art done by the Art and Animation teams.

Final Armchair History video.

Maps!

Maps!

The map art team again, does a superb job of bringing history to life.

The map art team again, does a superb job of bringing history to life.

Lots of panning around as the Russians retake territory.

Lots of panning around as the Russians retake territory.

Stuff got flipped around and the horizon got lowered since it's better for the art and animation teams.

Stuff got flipped around and the horizon got lowered since it's better for the art and animation teams.

Tanks to the river

Tanks to the river

Tanks to the river

Tanks to the river

Whip it!

Whip it!

To a ruined Berlin

To a ruined Berlin

A better shot of Berlin. Again, learning what assets the art team might already have, or what might be easier for them to create.

A better shot of Berlin. Again, learning what assets the art team might already have, or what might be easier for them to create.

Armchair History already had some existing footage for this scene from a previous video.

Armchair History already had some existing footage for this scene from a previous video.

Hitler, Eva and Blondi hanging out in his man cave.

Hitler, Eva and Blondi hanging out in his man cave.

This got flipped because it's easier for the animators to take Hitler off screen on the right to flip the figure without having to animate him turning around.

This got flipped because it's easier for the animators to take Hitler off screen on the right to flip the figure without having to animate him turning around.

Hitler's final days.

Hitler's final days.

Hitler's final days.

Hitler's final days.

The end for Hitler and Eva

The end for Hitler and Eva

Pick your poison

Pick your poison

And Adolf choses his.

And Adolf choses his.

The art teams did a great job lighting and animating this.

The art teams did a great job lighting and animating this.

Again, the final art is flipped and I think it just reads better that way

Again, the final art is flipped and I think it just reads better that way

Cracks begin to show.

Cracks begin to show.

and it all falls apart.

and it all falls apart.

Fade to white

Fade to white

Hitler's plans and Germany, begin to fall apart.

Hitler's plans and Germany, begin to fall apart.

Shattered dreams.

Shattered dreams.

I boarded the fade to white to pull back and reveal a flag of surrender in front of the ruined Berlin. But for budget/timing reasons this was cut. Oh well.

I boarded the fade to white to pull back and reveal a flag of surrender in front of the ruined Berlin. But for budget/timing reasons this was cut. Oh well.