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RICHARD RIOS

 
I'm an artist who specializes in narrative and sequential art... basically, I thrive on drawing ideas all the way out. Advertising, film, interactive and experiential media, and occasionally animation. My BFA is in Directing, so I understand composition and creating shots that are interesting and actually shootable.
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BIO

Born and raised in LA, and I'm still here.
I'm a storyboard artist for nearly any type of media. In fact, the more unique the better. Have a 100 foot LED board you need to make into an optical illusion? I'm your man. Yeah, I've worked on that.

In 2013 I graduated with a BFA in Cinema Directing; from a film school, not an art school. This has translated to a storyboard that focuses more on shot composition, angles, and sequential construction - as opposed to the art of a single frame. This type of board generally helps a lot more in production ...or so Ive been told.

Ive worked on literally oodles of ad jobs, but I'm always looking for opportunities in other fields. The best jobs are the ones I didn't expect. Who said, "One thing I've learned after all these years — you never know what's gonna come through that door" ? ....I don't remember, it'll come to me.

Let me know what you need and I'll see what I can do!

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PAST EXPERIENCE

I've worked on hundreds of projects, too many to list. So here are just a few from past years I thought were cool enough to mention.

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Paris' Angels - HamptonXHilton" - 7/2024

Themed              - Storyboards - "US Pavillion, Osaka World Expo"

                                                          BRC Imagination Arts 5-7/2024

Themed              - Storyboards - "Unannounced Ride Film" Mousetrappe Media 3/2024

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Fall 30 - Nordstrom Rack" - 2/2024

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Finger Dunk - Klarna" -  2/2024
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Buy One Get One - Pizza Hut" - 2/2024

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Duality - Ray Bans X Meta" - 12/2023

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Ride's Here - Curb Your Enthusiasm" -  11/2023

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Potential - Berkshire Hathaway" - 11/2023

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Bundle and Save - Priceline" - 10/2023

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Resist the Jingle - Chili's" - 10/2023
Experiential        - Storyboards - "Priceless Journey - Mastercard" 9/2023

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Philly Done Right - Zaxbys" -  9/2023

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Boxing - Pataday" - 9/2023

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Lubbock Moments - Reliant" - 8/2023

Themed              – Storyboards - "Freedom Theater - National WW2 Museum"

                                                               Mousetrappe Media 3/2022 - 7/2023
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Commish - ESPN Fantasy Football" - 6/2023

Series                  - Storyboards - "Bedtime Stories with Ryan - Fubo TV" - 4/2023

OOH/Promo      - Storyboards - "SDCC Atom Bomb - Monarch / apple TV+" - 3/2023

Spot                    - Storyboards - "Kid Shaq - Icy Hot" - 3/2023

Spot                    - Storyboards - "Hella Thicc - Fenty Beauty' - 3/2023

Spot                    - Storyboards - "Long Range - ESPN State Farm" - 1/2023

Spot                    - Storyboards - "So Easy - Berkshire Hathaway" - 12/2022

OOH                    - Storyboards - "CES - Google" - 11/2022
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Krampus - Porch Pals" - 11/2022
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Hello Puma - Puma" - 11/2022

Promo                  - Storyboards - "ReLoad - Back In Action Netflix" - 9/2022

Promo                 - Storyboards - "Water - Dune pt2" - 9/2022
Promo                  - Storyboards - "Servant S4 BTS - apple TV+" - 8/2022
Spot                     - Storyboards - "You've Got Sales - Shopify" -  8/2022

Digital/OOH       - Storyboards - "The Union" - 5/2022

Promo                  - Storyboards - "Dont Cha - Below Deck 10" - Bravo/NBC Uni 3/2022
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Nona's Recipe for Success - Shopify" - 3/2022
Themed              – Storyboards - "Anniversary Show - Disneyland Anaheim"

                                                           Mousetrappe - 3-8/2022

Themed              – Storyboards - "Expressions of America - National WW2 Museum"                                                                 Mousetrappe - 3-8/2022
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Trixie Motel - Discovery+" -  2/2022

OOH Ad               - Storyboards - "FB Secrets of Dumbledore - Times Square" - 2/2022
Digital                  -      Key Art     - "Tourney Illustrated - Yahoo!" - 2/2022

Corporate Video - Storyboards - "Hitachi 2022 - Hitachi" -  1/2022

Digital                  - Design Storyboards - "Digital Assets - Sofi" - 1-2/2022

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Smells Like Smoke - Traeger" - 1/2022

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Huge Development - Pelaton" - 12/2021
Video                   - Storyboards - "EOY Host Video - Airbnb" - 12/2021
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Smiling - ZipRcruiter" - 12/2021
Digital                  - Storyboards - "Yahoo! College Football Enquirer" - 11/2021

Corporate Video - Storyboards - "Retailer Video - Florida Lottery" - 11/2021

Themed              – Storyboards - "Hypersphere 360 - SeaWorld Abu Dahbi"

                                                           Mousetrappe- 10-11/2021
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Big Bite - 7-Eleven" - 10/2021
Short/Spot         - Storyboards - "Matrix Resurrections - Hamilton" - 9/2021

Video/Event      - Storyboards - "Fall Hardware Launch - Google" - 8-9/2021
Spot                     - Storyboards - "FYIFU - Invesco" - 9/2021

Digital                  - Storyboards - Yahoo! Sportsbook Daily" - 8/2021

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Eastern Front - Call of Duty Vanguard" - 7/2021
Video                   - Storyboards - "TADUM - Netflix" - 7/2021

Social                   - Storyboards - "HGTV x Mattress Firm Digital - HGTV" - 6/2021

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Mix Responsibly - Absolut" -  5/2021

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Maddenland - EA Madden 22" - 5/2021
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Enhanced Bods - Fanduel Sportsbook" - 5/2021

Graphics             - Storyboards - "World Champion Cup - VSPN" - 4/2021
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Stand Up To Cancer, Golf - NBC" - 4/2021

Corporate Video - Storyboards - "TSMC" - 2-3/2021
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Hurry - Tennis Channel" - 2/2021

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Women's Work - Why Women Kill CBS" - 1/2021

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Clarice - Clarice CBS" - 11/2020

Promo                 - Storyboards - "Making Their Mark - Prime Video" - 11/2020
Spot                     - Storyboards - "Arrival - Equalizer CBS" - 11/2020

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Niña - Toyota" - 10/2020

Corporate Video - Storyboards - "Investor Day - Jushi" - 8-9/2020

Short                    - Director/Artist - "Mr Handy MkII" A Fallout Fan Short, 7/2020
Social                  - Storyboards - "Signature Taste - Target" - 7/2020

Spot                     - Storyboards - "Shake Off the Dust - Service Now" - 7/2020

OLV                      - Storyboards - "Two Dogs in One - Pedigree" - 7/2020

Short Film          - Director/Artist  –  “Exorcist, Inc." Quarantine Short  4/2020

Promo                 - Storyboards - "Power of Ten - Foundation Apple TV" - 3/2020

Spot                    - Storyboards - "Logo - LA RAMS" -  2/2020

Spot                    - Storyboards - "Huevolution - Wendy's" - Spots, 12/2019

Spot, OOH Social - Storyboards - "Your Rest Self - Bed Bath and Beyond”, 11/2019

Series Pilot        - Storyboards - "Falling", 11/2019

Themed             - Director/Animator - "What is  Watershed- St.Louis Aquarium"

                                                          Interactive 9-10/2019

Spot                   - Storyboards - "Warming Up - McDonald's", 9/2019

Themed            – Storyboards - Unannounced E Ticket Ride - Universal Orlando

                                                        Themespace - 8/2019

Promo                – Storyboards - "Playlist - High Fidelity", 7/2019

Spot                    - Storyboards - “Crate Drop - PlayerUnknown's Battleground", 6/2019

Spot                    - Storyboards - “Ballroom Blitz - WWE2k20", 5/2019

Spot                    - Storyboards - “Chasing Gold - Taco Bell", 5/2019

TV Series           – Storyboards - “Dream Corp LLC - Season 3”, [adult swim]  1 - 3/2019

                                                          Ep. 301, 302, 304, 305, 307
Short Film         – Storyboards - “In The Time - Adobe", 2/2019

                                                          Dir: Zach Braff

Feature Film     – Storyboards/Animatic - "Mind Mirror" - 11/2018                                       

Short Film           - Director/Artist  –  “Mr. Handy" A Fallout Fan Short  11/2018

Vector Artist      –  “Marvel Digital Coloring Book" -  Red Road Media 10/2018

Promo                – Storyboards - “Car - Green Eggs and Ham", 10/2018
Social                 – Storyboards - “Empower Possibility - Microsoft" – 9/2018

Spot                    - Storyboards - “Scavenger - Disney/Hyundai", 9/2018
Promo                – Storyboards - “Hanna - Prime Video", 9/2018

Print, Social       – Storyboards - “Customs - Oakley", 7/2018
VR Experience – Storyboards - “Erasure - Opioid PSA",  7/2018
Promo                – Storyboards - “La Llorona Title Announce - Warner Bros"  6/2018

Social                 – Storyboards - “#ThisIsFamily - Google Pixel", 5/2018
Themed             – Storyboards - Museum of the Bible - Washington, DC
                                                        Pre-Show Interactive Media
                                                        Red Road Media   2/2018

Spot                     - Storyboards - “Game on - Scribblenauts", 1/2018

Spot                     - Storyboards - “Unmasking a Killer - CNN, HLN", 11/2017

Print, Spot          – Storyboards - “Oakley - Harmony Fade", 11/2017

Spot                     - Storyboards - “Magic Mike Live", 11/2017

Series, Product Place. – Storyboards - Microsoft Int. “The Flash - Ep.406-409", 10/2017

Feature Film      – Storyboards - "Scythe"

                                                           Director: Jim Rothman  9/2017   

Network Promo – Storyboards - “Jumanji - Nickelodeon", 7/2017

Series Pilot         – Storyboards - "Blackwater" Indiewood Pictures  4/2017  

Feature               – Storyboards - "Streets of Rage"

                                                          Director: Victor Mathieu  4/2017
Promo                 – Storyboards - “Knightfall - History Channel”, 10/2016

Themed              – Storyboards - Atturaif Living Museum -  UNESCO Site, Saudi Arabia

                                                           Live Action and Interative Media PreProduction

                                                           The Hettema Group  10/2015-12/2016

Themed             – Storyboards - K Culture Valley -  Seoul, South Korea

                                                         CJ CheilJedang Theme Park in Development

                                                         The Hettema Group 6/2016

Promo                 – Storyboards - “WatchDogs 2 - Ubisoft" – Promo, ASB Art 4/2016

Short Film           - Storyboards – “Pistolero” – 9/2015
                                                         Directed By: Ezequiel      Prod. By: Albert S. Ruddy

Spot                     - Storyboards - “Mortal Kombat - BK The Janitor, 6/2015

Feature Film      - Storyboards – “The Monster Project", 6/2015

Series                  - Storyboards – Disney's "Bunk'd" Titles, Big Block LA 5/2015

Director / Production Designer – “Because We Care” – Student Thesis Film
Art Director – “How to Love a Geek’ – Low Budget Indie Feature
Art Department – “Castlevania” IGN web series - Warp Factor and IGN
Directing Intern – “Dumbbells” –Indie Film - Brian Drolet, Fabio, Carl Reiner
                                     Directed by: Chris Livingston, Produced by: Barry Katz

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