Friday, June 29, 2012
Here's something you don't often get to see. Before storyboarding begins, or even during, a collection of images is created that illustrate the main story beats of a movie. These are called beat boards and here's one I created for Space Chimps.
A storyboard drawing should be designed to read very quickly like a highway billboard. The reason is that storyboards won't be on the screen for a long time- they need to read fast. Since they won't be onscreen, story beat drawings can be more like a children's book illustration conveying a lot more information. They're a tool for the director, writer and story team to help develop the movie. They're a lot of fun to do.
So here is Space Chimps in 80 images. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
I'd also like to thank Chris Siemasko and Randeep Katari for showing me how easy it is to create a blog.