Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Crosses" Storyboards

These are some storyboard sketches I created for a few sequences in a short film called "The Crosses".

The film begins with some wide shots of San Rafael at night - first from a distance, then closer in (but still wide) of rooftops. Ahh.. upscale suburbia! Wide shot (using jib or crane) as an Audi pulls into the long driveway leading up to the mansion. Insert from driver's POV as we see the Toyota car already parked in front of the house. WS of mansion as car finishes parking. MCU as driver's door opens, legs swing out of the car and we jib up following Sharon, as she exits car. She calls after her daughter Nicole as we dolly back, Sharon enters kitchen, puts down her bag. POV over-the-shoulder of Sharon as she hears the pool party and exits the kitchen to the pool. WS as Sharon sees couples making out in the hot tub and pool (MCU inserts). WS reverse angle showing Sharon as she leaves to go back inside.

Meanwhile, (MS) Nicole and her boyfriend are making out in the bathroom. MCU as Sharon opens door. MS of Nicole and boyfriend separate revealing boyfriend's aroused state. Embarrassed, MCU of boyfriend's hands covering himself as he turns to face Sharon. Finally, a wide shot revealing the entire situation.

The last very short sequence is represented in the last six panels. First we see (MCU) Nicole answer the door and greet Frank. An over-the-shoulder MCU of Nicole as they converse. MCU of Martin and Sharon as they go to greet Frank with Sharon leaving the frame as camera moves back to capture Martin's reaction. Wider shot as Sharon greets Frank with Nicole reacting. Martin rushes in to greet Frank. Finally a wide shot from above showing all four at the door, with Nicole moving slightly away to survey the scene.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Impulsion" Storyboards

Here are some storyboard sketches I completed for the short film 'Impulsion'. It's the murder sequence that begins the film. The first image reads as two columns beginning with the rectangle at the upper left. The shots are as follows: (Wide Shots), a street at night, a shadow creeps across the screen, it's a woman walking alone, she turns the corner to go up the stairs, (Medium Close Up) she carries some groceries and we can see a grapefruit, we track her footsteps and she hurries home....Various closeups of her putting the key in the door, hanging up her coat, latching the door closed, removing grapefruit from bag and pressing button on her answering machine... She notices the open window... Then closeups of a flash of a knife, her terrified look as she gets stabbed, and finally the grapefruit falls off the counter and rolls onto the floor as we hear her struggle end and her body fall.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Short Illustration Flick

I put together a compilation of illustrations, ready for viewing in this short film.

If film does not display properly, double-click through and watch it on YouTube site.

Spectrum FCU Music Video

Spectrum FCU Employee Appreciation Week: I wrote, directed, produced, and edited this music video for Spectrum FCU. It's purpose was to show appreciation for all employees by writing lyrics mentioning all employees by their first names - then have the senior team of the company sing and star in their music video. The actual shoot was over a two-day period, guerilla-style, approximately 3-4 hrs. per day. It was received well by the company. NOTE: These are not professional singers/actors and I understand it's a little 'pitchy' - but still fun! (NOTE: To avoid low-res and incomplete imaging, double-click image below and play thru YouTube site; be sure to select 'HQ' for hi-res playback.)