In 1995 the Vancouver Film School received an eager young artist attending night courses in screenwriting and art direction, and later joining the full time film foundation program. This is where a young 19 year old Bulent Hasan was literally a kid in a candy store, learning about film making techniques on a 16mm Arriflex camera, exactly the way his filmmaking heroes did.
After spending years working on multiple projects from short films to live events, directing, editing and doing motion graphics, he returned to his first love of art when he was recruited to storyboard a tv film for Hallmark in 2008. From there it continued on to over 7 dozen projects ranging from VIdeo Games, Television episodes, feature films, commercials and more.
After 15 years of professionally storyboarding for over 7 dozen projects, lecturing at Simon Fraser University, teaching at CG Masters School of 3D Animation and VFX, he's branched out to take on new challenges to include writing & directing short films like the science fiction short "IMPOSTOR" with RetroPixelDigital, teaming up with other creatives to write television screenplays, series bibles, and pitch packages, and continue with his graphic Novel Series "Black Project".
Exploring opportunities with the emergence of New media, VR, Ai, and interactive content, Bulent hasn't stopped finding new ways to tell great gripping & engaging stories. The tools may have changed, but the experience is the same.
"IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS PAPER!" and lots of it! Starting with binders full of storyboard templates photocopied, over 2 dozen films for the SyFy channel were done that way. A few attempts were made with an iPad2 with a Bamboo Stylus by Wacom in early 2010. Drawing digitally was fun but the software wasn't robust enough and the iPad couldn't export as a final product properly. Now, after years of waiting for the technology to catch up, after software and pressure sensitivity increasing on the glass, we are completely digital!
Currently all storyboarding is done on an iPadPro with the ApplePencil. Using apps like Procreate have turned the iPadPro into a mobile art studio, as well as allowing for immediate PDF export, and immediate cloud storage, have made this storyboard artist faster and better at his job. Also its a lot of fun using these new tools to our advantage.
Over 2000 panels have been drawn digitally since early 2016 now.