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Your Movie From Concept to Completion
From my own personal experiences and failures,
The difference between okand great is the overall amount of thought and effort that went into the work.
Thus, your film and animation will be benefit from your level of preproduction.
A Sample storyboard from the short movie, “Troops”.
* This stage undergoes constant revision throughout the production process
Storyboarding is an excellent way for a writer, director, or producer to visually express the “look” of the story to investors, peers, or even themselves.
In terms of this class, it will:
*However, its a good idea to hash them out yourself. It allows you to experiment quickly and cheaply, testing out different versions of how a scene may look and play on camera.
*e.g. elaborate shots or special effects sequences.
*Sometimes a storyboard is only used for difficult sequences and other times the entire film is storyboarded.
There are two types of movement:
Movement in the Frame (Characters Moving – Static Shot)
Movement of the Frame (The Camera Moving – Dolly/Crane)
Arrows - Suppose the camera is tracking in, following a bad guy's footsteps.
Draw in an arrow pointing into the shot to show the camera's movement.
Now the hero's head is pulled back by one of the bad guy's goons. Use an arrow to show the movement of the head being turned.
What about a zoom in? From each corner draw arrows pointing to the center, then draw a new, smaller frame to show the end of the zoom.
Generally artists use thick white arrows to show camera moves and thin black arrows to show objects moving.
There are two options here:
*On the set, you may see a new angle - go ahead, shoot it. Get the shots you need by checking your storyboard and give yourself the time and freedom to experiment. I always come up with my best shots on the fly after I get “coverage” of the scene for editing purposes, then artistic shots for fun.
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If you’re ever in the business professionally, you’ll hear this often.
SOME FINAL TIPS
If you write, let it have imagery.
If you film, let your shots be invisible.
If you act, let it be natural.
If you direct, let it show when needed.
If you draw, let it be legible.
If you dream, let it be you!
NOW FOR THE FUN