Some of the backgrounds I made for Episode 13 Season 4 of Camp Camp “Campfire Tales” Which you can watch here. These are from Dolph’s story where he imagines himself as a graffiti-artist in East Berlin. The idea was to have a lot of fun surfaces that I separated out so a painted character could run and act behind the brick texture, you can watch the effect starting at 7:12 in the episode.
Here are some more backgrounds I made from Episode 17 Season 4 of Camp Camp “The Butterfinger Effect” Which you can watch here. These are from a couple moments where Nurf first triggers the change in personalities and when everyone starts to return to normal around sunset. Engineering a bunch of tent flap layers to make the transitions between interior and exterior shots in the campsite area was a lot of fun.
Here are some more backgrounds from Episode 18 Season 4 of Camp Camp “Time Crapsules” Which you can watch here. The first one is from the scene where Mr. Campbell is looking for his long lost deposit box. The second is from the scene where Max tries to set up Gwen with her high school crush. A fun part of background-crafting in general is finding ways to preserve continuity of layout without having to make too many new assets. Keeping the spacing of things on the table consistent without having to remake the plate or candelabra saved a bunch of time plus the multiple camera angles make the mess hall feel like a real 3-dimensional space.
Going from storyboard to backgrounds can give you a deeper understanding of what information boards need to help ease the workload later in the animation pipeline. It especially helps you figure out what details matter in a storyboard frame that will often act as an initial layout for a background artist.