Today I printed out a storyboard template and started working on the storyboard. This is a process that takes me time for a couple reasons. The first is that I’m not really an artist. I’m not making the prettiest pictures (mostly stick figures) but I still want it to be good enough so that the D.P. knows what I want. In other words, they can’t be too crude. The second is that it’s one thing to write down on a shot list “okay this is the kind of shot I want for this line.” I might see it in my head but then the image passes. When I’m doing the storyboard, I need to get that image back in my head and then I need to make it clear enough that I can draw it.
None of these are going to be works of art. Other than the skeleton volunteer crew that will help me shoot the Indiegogo video, nobody is really going to see them largely because I’m not a visual artist. I can’t draw well. They don’t need to be masterpieces as long as they get the job done. And that takes time.