Posted by Vincent at bg-tc-ppp809.monmouth.com on May 05, 2002 at 01:21:52:
In Reply to: I love it. posted by Smalls on May 04, 2002 at 22:35:23:
While I often have the shots in my head, I think sotryboarding lays it all out too neatly and makes the actual shooting too sterile- like you're "gathering shots" during shooting, rather than partaking in an artistic, organic experience. I like having the general idea in my head, but having the option to shake things up and change it all on the fly on set. When you actually set storyboards to paper, you're kinda stuck in the mode of just "gathering the shots" as they are laid out via the storyboards.
Of course, it's all up to the individual director as to what they prefer. as an example, Steven Spielberg LOVES to storyboard eveything- Stanley Kubrick, however, HATED storyboards, although he did do lots of storyboards for AI which Spielberg later used when he was actually making the movie, mainly because of the cost of digital effects, so it was impossible to do things "on the fly" and it had to be planned out beforehand.
Which is probably one of the main reasons Kubrick suggested that Spielberg direct AI long before he (Kubrick) died anyway...
: Tedious, yes, but it's a great way to get the director, DP and editor... and sometimes even the actors... all on the same page early on so that the shoot can go smoothly.
: Next time I do the directing thing, I'm gonna storyboard everything, every last scene... it just makes the whole thing go so much easier.
: Plus... besides, it's like having a little rough draft of the film without having to shoot anything. I rather like it.
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