From Boards to Screen

From Boards to Screen

 

Because of the intricately detailed structure of the trailer, production storyboards were drawn up and edited into an 'animatic' - industry terminology for an animated set of previsualization or storyboard images designed to allow the director to determine the timing and flow of the edit prior to shooting one second of footage. This results in the production knowing exactly what and how each shot must be done, and saves on lost production time and general lack of vision onset. On the downside, however, complete reliance on the storyboards can be cause for an uninspired piece, since it locks the filmmakers to a template and disallows for 'onset karma'.

For this particular project, Alan chose to follow the boarded animatics closely, because of production and time constraints. The result is an almost shot for shot version of the finished piece against the storyboards.