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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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CLIENTS

Obviously with the way the themed industry works, most of the cool stuff I've worked on is still probably years away from being showable. And some of the stuff that is* in this section is pretty old at this point. But hopefully this gives you a good idea of what I do, and can do.
 

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ART DIRECTION

ART DIRECTION

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Speaking of things that are years away from showing, this section might be the most bare for now. Why start with it? Because it's the thing I'm most proud of at the moment.

 

SO here's some original concept art on an original idea I've worked up just for this in the meantime.

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This may be in the Art Direction section, but it's really more of a direction direction thing. The art style was established, but I came in and decided the shots, illustrated and animated.

 

"What is a Watershed?"

DE-ZYN Studios for the St. Louis Aquarium

RIDES / ATTRACTIONS

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Here's an incredibly unique experience in an equally unique format.

A full 360 degree view meant that we had to figure out a way to plan out whats going on in front of and* behind our guests (as well as on top and below).

I ended up going with a full 360 illustration for each storyboard, which allowed us to look around in VR and narrow in on what's going on at all times at all points of this massive screen.

You can see what a single board looked like here < and there were dozens for each moment!

One of the highlights of my career and one of the most challenging (fun).

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Storyboards - Mousetrappe for Seaworld Abu Dhabi

2023 Park World Excellence Award Winner

Here's the work I did on the preshow for the same project. A lot more straightforward, but still a fun one. Loved how many of the little acting moments I dropped in for this character "Verne" made it to the final!

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Storyboards - Mousetrappe for Seaworld Abu Dhabi

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rides

PROJECTION MAPPING

PROJECTIONMAPPING
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Debuting in November 2022, it was a projection mapping / sound and lights show as well as a fantastic look into a few heartfelt WWII stories.

 

Storyboards - Mousetrappe for the National WWII Museum

 

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Another projection mapping project, this time for a unique entryway at the 'Gateway - Deep Space Launch Complex'.

 

Storyboards - Mousetrappe for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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OOH ADVERTISING

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A fun project in an unusual format. This was a fresh format for both myself and the creative team, so a lot of problem solving went into this 3D ad on Times Square's 'Big Kahuna'.

 

Storyboards -  Concept Arts for Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore

INTERACTIVE

INTERACTIVES

Interactives are always a fun challenge. Not just to figure out how they work, but also to figure out how to illustrate that for a client.

These concepts were from a project for the Saudi Ministry of Culture. While the project was rocky and ultimately halted, the team was fantastic and some great ideas came out of it.

 

Storyboards - Hettema Group for the Atturaif Living Museum

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Here are several concepts experimented with, but not sure which (if any) were used.

 

Storyboards - RedRoad Media For the Museum of the Bible 

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