Posted 13 April 2006 - 11:28 PM
I don't know if this is the right forum for this question, but here I go.
I'm looking for a type of software that can make storyboards. Now, I don't want to draw them on the computer; I just want to insert digital pictures, write some text and number each shot and scene. Is there such a program or will I have to make some kind of template in Word?
What do you guys do in order to make storyboards?
Thanks in advance,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Posted 16 April 2006 - 01:43 AM
I was going to build a set of scale lights w/ gel holders too simulate my imagined lighting design using ultra bight LCDs but haven't had time to do that yet. I may try mini maglights, the ones that use a single double A battery if I can fine a deal on 10 or 15 ot them them then figure out some way of fabricating scale stands, flags, diffusion, ect. For my film The Black Sky I did buld a scale model of the flight deck set and taped a few storyboards to combine w. animation tests whe have done. It's actually a great way to story board.
I got the idea originally from hearing Peter Jackson used minature camers and scale sets to storyboard Lord of the Rings amd later say annother filmmake's posts on a filmmaking website (I forget which one) where he used artist's minature wooden dolls and a digital camera to storyboard his film. I looked at Artist's dolls but they were expensive and I have 7 charictures, besides the artists dolls are all non-descript and it would be hard to tell which characture was which after a while, and sence the dolls I got were free, there was no question which to use.
The only thing I don't like is the smile on these dolls is a bit unnearving when your staging a serious sequence. I actually thought about taking pictures of the actors I intend to use for the project and printing out paper masks to scale and affixing them to the dolls, again, when I get some time I may try that just for the hell of it and see if makes a difference from a dramatic stand point.
I figure the stronger the impact of the storyboards, the more likely I would be to use them to help sell the project to an investor. I did get one negative reaction from one of my animators but he's a pretty negative guy to start with so I just blew it off. The reast of the guys thought it was great and helprd them a lot, and more importantly it helped me to visualize the project more strongly and that's what really counts!
Edited by Capt.Video, 16 April 2006 - 01:47 AM.