Monday, 15 February 2010

Directing With A Pencil.... Overview....

Here's just a basic overview of the lecture notes on 'Directing with a Pencil' and the definitions of the method's involved that I can refer back to...

Storyboarding stages
Thumbnail, basic sketches
Developmental, more detail, motion, action
Final Frame, clear view, colour, artistic motion

Script...
Script comprimises scenes
Scenes are sequences that take place in one loactaion at one point in time

Shots
Shots are the different camera angles used to shoot each scene

Panels
Panels are the individual drawings/frames in storyboarding

Illustrated Camera Techniques
Camera moves and transitions show with special markings on a storyboard:
Tracking Shot
Lines of Motion
Cross-Dissolve
Zoom
Ilts
Pans
Canted/Swaying Frames

Motivated Shots
Shows what the key transtion between frames is, and the motivation behind the choice

Screen Direction
Refers to the direction that objects/characters move on screen

Line of Action
An invisble line in whic the camera does not cross once defined in order to make sense of area established(if this does occur, refered to as 'crossing the line') and stops confusion with audience

NOTES
Silhouette is key in terms of Storyboarding, the stronger one is, the clearer the pose will be in full real time.

When art breaks the boundaries of a frame in Storyboarding, this increases dynanism and allows entering/exting a frame, communicating effectively

The term 'S/A' allows communication in a panel to be translated into another frame, carrying simmliar detail

Minor changes in action that still include the same aesthitcs can be noted in the descriptive part of a frame, allowing parts to be editted rather than whole frames...

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