Wednesday, April 21, 2010
productions - main reason - this time I'm doing a storyboard - see, the script process - is labor for me. Well - let me qualify that - it's all labor - but - the script process in-of-itself gets tortuous for me - I'm visual. I think visually - I talk visually - write visually. Creating the storyboard along with a rough script has made writing the movie a dream come true. Exciting. For I get to see what I'm telling - saying - writing. The fact that it's just a storyboard - and I can play with it - make changes - cut scenes - tighten scenes up - because hey - it's just the storyboard - it's not film - has created a scenario - for me - that has brought the fun back into writing the story/script.
In the past - the script has been something I HAD to do - after I got the jest of the story down ( the fun part ) - it all became all about - format and sentence structure etc for me - and as I have always said - if I was interested in correct grammar and sentence structure and format - I'd have been an author - my passion gravitates to visual storytelling - and the storyboard has bridged that gap for me.
Currently I am halfway through the first act - getting more and more excited as I see the movie coming together - making notes as I move along - for I can SEE how the set needs to be built - platforms for the DP to stand upon - removable walls for the camera to flow into the next shot etc... on and on.
Random thought - whatever happened to ZZ TOP??
Anyway - one last note about story-boarding - I'm loving how I can time stretch scenes I've drawn within the program to allow me to see how long to hold certain shots for maximum tension - and man - is this movie having some key tension moments - scaring the hell outta' you/the audience - that's gonna be a blast - kind of like - way back when I used to make all those haunted houses when I was kid. Nothing like seeing people scream and jump then hearing the laughter afterwards as they grabbed each other - that's always the kicker for me - when after the scream you hear the roaring laughter - that's when you know somethings worked - for me anyway.
Well - back to work for me - some more storyboard videos coming soon - and the members letter is going out to you all within 36 hours - hope you're signed up - some grand info for the members in that!
Stay creative - and talk soon my friends ;-)
I'm jus' sayin'