Learning storyboards

It’s bloody freezing!

Days are getting shorter and darker. Winter is already here. If you are in Melbourne, you must have felt it this week. Apparently, it’s going to get worse next week. Anyway, I hope you rugged up and have a nice warm bed to sleep in.

So you must be wondering what’s new.

Well, I’ve been working on storyboards for Lakstralia. It occurred to me I should have all shots figured before shooting otherwise, I will be wasting too much time when I am filming with other people. Currently, Lakstralia has 7 other actors, a music dude and an animation dude. Massive crew! I know. This is the first episode based series I am making of this magnitude. So I need to get some organisation happening. Anyway, I’ve already done 10 storyboards. Just need to do 3 more. Then I can start filming. Pretty exciting stuff. Storyboarding is a fun step in the production process but I have to say – I am not a fan.

I have to figure out what direction a certain character is facing and therefore the 3d layout of the whole scene. This is especially challenging in this series because everything gets filmed in front of a green screen. A lot of flipping, mirror effects and neck bending. After 10 storyboards I think I sort of figured out my system now. With a bit of help from photoshop, I can draw a map which I can then use to draw slides. This is extremely helpful when filming. I don’t have anyone helping me in the filming stage so having a map makes everything a little easy.

Lakstralia storyboard - Ocean Knighter
Episode 2 – Storyboard

So far everything is going well. It is a little slow. Well very slow! I am working full time and I work on this project at nights and at weekends. So forgive me if I am a little late. I will try and send these updates every 3 weeks or so you know what’s going on.

Like always thanks for the support!

Lakstralia - Scripts done. Ocean Knighter
All scripts are done 🙂