Storyboards, Illustration, Animatic | This might save your life!
The idea was to create an instructional animatic based on those “How to..” poster, like the CPR posters or an IKEA instruction manual and the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. I drew the whole thing in Flash, which was the first time I didn’t draw in pencil and then scan it. Fun.
And here is the result:
Drawing in Flash is going to take some getting use to. And I’m going to have to learn all the short cuts, like how to switch quickly between colors. I am so use to Photoshop were all the shortcuts are second nature that it is frustrating when I use them and they not only don’t do what I want, they do something completely unexpected and usually not good! LOL.
Here is a link to download a zip file of my precedence, references and notes.
There have been many discussions scattered through this site on killing zombies: How to Kill a Zombie. Below is a synopsis of the important stuff.
Rage zombies are still human and subject to human limits. They can be killed by anything that will kill an uninfected human and as quickly as an uninfected human. A shot or blow to a major nerve junction will stop them immediately(but not necessarily kill them), destruction of a major organ will kill them eventually(a couple of minutes for the heart and lungs). This shows that there are two separate but related problems: stopping them and killing them. You need to stop them before they are close enough to infect you; a shot or a strong blow to the head or neck spinal column will do this. Blunt weapons that do not cause them to shed blood should be the choice for close up work.
Classic zombies are no longer human and not subject to human limits. They can only be stopped by destruction of the cerebellum or the brain stem. Other areas of the brain are not necessary for the zombie to function.
Types of zombies
Rage zombie they die in two months or sooner avoid at all cost they die similar to humans and they don’t eat the living
Slave zombies are part of a voodoo curse, and are normally not undead, but rather humans on drugs. They can be killed like humans. Can also be detoxed back to human, but may be brain damaged (though no longer a zombie).
Demon zombies are corpses possessed by demons. It is possible that a spell or exorcism may be needed to stop these. (Evil Dead 1, 2, 3)
Ghoul Zombie they kill and eat humans slow stupid mindless corpses (George Romero movies) a bullet to the head normally kills them or decapitation maybe afraid of fire, also easy to burn and possible kill with fire
Reanimated Corpse Zombie the body must be completely destroyed or the pieces will keep coming after you (return of the living dead 1, 2, 3 not 4 or 5) use fire, acid or a deep freezer. They can run and some remain human for a short time even if they are a zombie may not kill friends or family. They may also have memories of their former self and possible be able to talk.