Introducing George, Storyboard Artist
“Unsung” really doesn’t say it. The storyboard artist is so invisible he or she is practically a ghost, flitting into the production company or agency’s offices, usually at short notice and coaxing ideas that might be brilliantly well defined or somewhat less than coherent to logical, full colour engrossing life.
My usual routine is something like:
1. Have idea for film
2. Draft concept in words and stare at blank storyboard template
3. Draw a series of barely decipherable sketches with arrows
4. Sit down with GEORGE for 5 or 10 minutes to attempt to brief him
5. Exit to work on other things/go to meetings/do expenses/write blog articles
6. Review early version of storyboard and change characters, wardrobe options, locations and the order of some scenes
7. Stand and admire 30 or 40 meticulously assembled frames that reflect perfectly what was in my mind all along – if only I’d known it
Stages 3 to 7 normally all happen in one extended day.
Imerys Corporate Film Storyboard
It’s also a lot easier than lugging around countless magic markers, pads, heavy illustration reference books and portfolio cases.
Imerys HAR 3G Storybard
Imerys HAR 3G Film