he Storyboard – The Life Saver
Seeing it in advance is the key to good directing. Whether you’re thinking of the performance or the photography, if you can see it in your head you can start re-creating it on the set. You can just turn up and hope to get good stuff. And sometimes it works. But it’s far, far better to have a plan – a storyboard.
Paper is cheap – film is expensiveWell, video is much cheaper than film – but time on location, even with an amateur crew should not be wasted. Oh dear, the light’s going. We’ll have to do that sequence tomorrow… But the leading lady has to go to work tomorrow. And so on. An example may help.
Well… Some bits good (music end), but not a top bit of film-making. What on earth does a barrel (with human contents) have to do with littering? If you want to convince your viewer of something, you need to SHOW the reason why. What can make a litterer regret littering?