Coloured Storyboards…

Now that Emelia and I had each box on our storyboards planned out, we could begin sketching the storyboards for our film opening. We jumped straight in as we had lots to do. At first, Emelia and I decided to do fairly rough sketches for each box so that we could assess the various shots and movements and easily edit and change them to our desire. After a brief discussion, Emelia and I decided to use colour in our storyboards as we felt that this would help us to picture how the shots would look in real life. However, after little time passed we soon noticed that colour added nothing to our sketches. We had not yet planned the specific mise en scene of our shots and so using colour seemed to be just wasting our valuable time and adding nothing. It was then that we researched deeper into other examples of storyboards. Here is an example of one of Emelia’s coloured sets of rough drawings…

  • Firstly, we came across some storyboards for the ‘Star Wars‘ films, drawn by  Joe Johnston…movie_storyboards_star_wars_1.jpgmovie_storyboards_star_wars_2.jpgmovie_storyboards_star_wars_3.jpg
  • After that, we came across storyboards from the ‘Jurassic Park‘ films, drawn by David Lowery…movie_storyboards_jurassic_park1.jpg
  • Next, we came across the storyboards for ‘Forrest Gump‘, drawn by Chris Bonura…movie_storyboards_forrest_gump.jpg

From finding these various storyboards from famous films that we both know well, Emelia and I noticed that almost all of the examples of a storyboard that we found were in black and white. The remaining storyboards were drawn using either one colour whilst using the various tones to distinguish light and dark, or dull colours such as brown and beige. After finding this, Emelia and I decided to start our storyboards again but to use black and white this time. We also decided to use varying tone in order to display the depths in our drawings.

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