Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Starting to come together...

Alright!  After all that work it's finally starting to come together.  It's starting to get really exciting now.  I have a little preview of the storyboards for the short.

For those of you who don't know, storyboards are basically a comic book version of the film.  Live action movies, animation and even music videos usually have storyboards.  This allows the producer to get a rough idea about the budget and the creator to lay out his vision so everyone can see and understand what's going on.  In Japanese animation, the storyboard artist is usually the Director.  So for a movie like "Princess Mononoke", Hayao Miyazaki would draw the entire movie's storyboards.  If you've never seen any of Miyazaki's storyboards, I highly recommend picking up a copy from whatever your favorite movie of his is.(Mine are Castle of Cagliostro, and Laputa: Castle in the Sky)  It is truly awe inspiring to see just how close to his vision the movies are.  For Japanese TV anime, there's usually an episode director who reports directly to the supervising, or series director.

We decided to shorten the project down to a music video format, so in total I created 35 pages of storyboards with a total of 70 scenes.(and that's only for 2 minutes!!)  A scene is defined as: "any time the camera changes", or, "any time there is a new background."  So there's still quite a bit of work ahead and I'm really gonna have to bust my butt if I'm going to make my July deadline...

Guess I better get back to it--

Stay tuned for more!!


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