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Cas Boards

  1. 1. “First learn to be a craftsman, it won't keep you from being a genius” Eugene Delacroix
  2. 2. The fundamentals of boarding are easy. The practice is hard.
  3. 3. STORYBOARDS A Method
  4. 4. The job of a board artist on is to serve the director’s idea of how the story should be told.
  5. 5. The job of a board artist on is to serve the director’s idea of how the story should be told. And to make deadline.
  6. 6. The board is the first visual slash at getting the story told.
  7. 7. Boards get better in revisions with specific instructions from the director.
  8. 8. 4 B’s Blank Blue Black Back & Forth
  9. 9. Blank
  10. 10. Blank Read the bible. Mark up the script. Study the models. Talk to the director. Breakdown the script.
  11. 11. Blank Read the bible. Always ask for one.
  12. 12. Blank Read the script. (Mark it up)
  13. 13. Blank Study the character models and locations GET SIZE RELATIONS
  14. 14. Blank PLAN REUSE NOW
  15. 15. Blank Talk to the director. Get thumbnails on specific ideas/shots.
  16. 16. Blank LISTEN TO THE TRACK
  17. 17. Blank Breakdown the script. Think. Don’t draw.
  18. 18. Blue
  19. 19. Blue This is the hard part. Don’t thumbnail. Focus on the story. Watch for staging/composition within the fld. Watch cutting continuity.
  20. 20. Blue Don’t thumbnail. Work size as.
  21. 21. Blue Focus on the story. LISTEN TO THE TRACK AGAIN Is the gesture and expression furthering the story? Does it link to action/acting that happens later in the script.
  22. 22. Blue Watch for staging/ composition within the fld. (Cropping)
  23. 23. Blue Watch cutting continuity. Eye trace. Character position. Look for jump cuts.
  24. 24. Present to director. Always get feedback.
  25. 25. Black
  26. 26. Black This is the fun part. Focus on clear gesture/silhouette. Be specific about your expressions. Watch for clichés.
  27. 27. Black Focus on clear gesture/silhouette.
  28. 28. Black Be specific about your expressions.
  29. 29. Black Watch for clichés.
  30. 30. Back & Forth REVISIONS
  31. 31. Back & Forth Usually handled in house by asst director or SB supervisor. Rarely get handed back to board artist.