Thursday, December 16, 2010

Visualizing the story

Storyboards are an essential tool for filmmakers and the first step of translating the written words of a script into a visually dynamic movie. My own drawing skills are limited, but even stick figures can help a director choose the best angles for a shot and then share those choices with the crew. Here's an example from "A Midsummer Nightmare - The Betrayal", a short film that shows how the Faerie Court were trapped by Shakespeare and transported to colonial America.

This will probably be my last blog entry for 2010, so thank you to everyone who has supported "A Midsummer Nightmare" in our first baby steps. Look for more news early next year as we start our official podcast and begin production on the prequel short.