I've had several music-type shoots where my ideas/storyboards were just simply awesome (due to my immense brain and amazing creativity)...
But, once everything's in the can and editing started, I'll occasionally find I just have too many shots crammed in to one space, trying to show a sequence of events, etc. It's always fixable, usually ends up better than the original idea, but... that could be an extra hour of setups and shooting that ends up in the trash.
So I am very much liking the idea of taking my storyboards and animating them to the music in FCP or flash - even stick figures would show if the shot progression works. Music videos are a tough edit since scene timing is absolutely locked down. I know that's not an issue for everybody or every project, but I really try to be Mr. Prepared (and for god's sake, why am I the guy emailing prop and wardrobe lists to everyone and their uncle and there's always ONE THING STILL MISSING ON THE DAMN SET anyway?!?!?)
Thread: Music Video Storyboard
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06-13-2012 09:16 AM
06-15-2012 02:59 PM
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Yeah I think that storyboards are always...I like the idea of a shot list as well. Having something drawn out imo makes it easier to bring the idea to life...
I find that locations are my weakness now...just trying to find suitable locations in order to storyboard haha.
06-16-2012 11:49 AM
I storyboard everything; I do some tight concept sketches (pencil, scan them into photoshop and then paint in the colors & "drama") to get my ideas approved, and then I do rough sketches/diagrams for every shot, Sometimes not much more than stick figures.
Here's my version of a concept sketch - as you can see I'm not a very talented figure artist:
I label every storyboard frame with a scene and shot number, and then I make a shot list since things are usually done out of sequence. Shot list gets notes of props, slow mo, etc.
I'll often want several versions of camera movement for a particular shot or a choice of angles for the edit; these get noted and numbered as well. And I check off completed shots with a big fat colored marker on set, and add notes if there's anything I want to recall when editing.
And if it's a green screen gig, I do very very tight photoshop mockups and print those out from the photo lab (upload files and pick up prints in an hour - prints that really beat an inkjet). These are priceless for lighting reference on set.
I don't use a spreadsheet or laptop for all of this, just stick all that stuff in a binder - it comes down to "how organized can you be", and finding a system that works for you personally.
06-20-2012 02:15 PM
08-05-2012 07:14 AM
Maybe you can take a look at Cinemek Hitchcock or Tamajii 3d storyboards.I've found both apps to work excellently for my storyboarding.Both apps are for ipads and are under 20.00 and have come to be a great addition to my productions.Google them and do a Bit of research first and see if it fits your needs,could be a big help for you.Good luck!Twenty56 media/filmwerkz