Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Voice in the Stone - Preproduction

This film is in preproduction:
I work with the director thumbnailing visual idea's. I work with location photos to use for reference and practical production. It's no different than Animation boarding except a board artist in live-action needs to know the limits of practical shooting and budget.

I am aware this location is available for only 2 days on the shooting schedule and the DP can get only 15 -20 setups a day. As a board guy it helps   to keep these thing in mind. No sense giving the Director shots he can't or won't shoot. It is a challenge but I will build my storyboards around the limits of production and still try to visually communicate the script.  


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Simple Plan - Paramount Pictures

This is a scene from Simple Plan that didn't make it into the film. Hank (Bill Paxton) is worried/paranoid that he will be found out by the police that he is hiding 4 million in stolen money that he and his brother and friend discovered in a crashed airplane.
   This sequence is played through Hanks POV. He is looking out his bedroom window when he notices a helicopter circling around. The sequence ends with Hank suddenly waking up in cold sweat in his bed. It was an anxiety dream.
   It was a sequence that was boarded but never shot.
I think it was a combination of a editorial and budget decision. The story did not suffer, the Director directed an incredible, memorable film.