Finally the moment the story has been building to. Br. Thomas finds himself face to face with the Dragonfly. . . one by one the animals join him. A moment of flurry and the Dragonfly leads them all in a celebratory romp through the hills.
The image of Thomas releasing the Dragonfly is the first picture [...]
One of the nice things about boarding a storing you wrote almost a decade ago are the surprises that turn up. This is a sequence of images I hadn’t anticipated. They make me smile.
This scene marks the beginning of Brother Thomas’ day of epiphany as the dragonfly leads him further from the path and deeper into the wonders of the natural landscape. Shot after shot, image after image, Brother Thomas’ eyes are opened to new revelations at every turn. At this point his only response is to [...]
Finally I’m posting another scene! The second act has been the least clear in my mind since I wrote the treatment over ten years ago. While the rest of the plot points were fairly well developed Act 2 was pretty much a note to myself that read “insert multiple epiphanies here”. Finally I’m getting to [...]
Here’s the second part of the Scriptorium sequence, which means I’m done with the first act!!…for now anyways. It will be a relief to get Thomas outside and focus more on story than atmosphere.
In the second half of the sequence Brother Thomas watches the dragonfly escape through a crack in the window. His curiosity outweighs [...]
Boarding the first act in the Scriptorium has been much more involved than I first anticipated. Mostly because the story slows down to take in a richness of atmosphere, introduce the characters and showcase certain details in the space. I’ve spent a lot of time working out lighting issues, exploring a graphic quality for the [...]
Here’s a short storyboard sequence that I like a lot. Michael Spooner suggested we go for a silhouette on this shot and it really stands out. It gives a nice break from the otherwise thick atmosphere of the room.
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So this is the space Br. Thomas walks through every day on his way to work. If you can’t tell from the images (but I hope you can) he feels a little out of place in such a beautiful and austere environment.
The challenge for me in these boards has been to establish a somber tone [...]
It’s sooooo nice to get back to work on this after a crazy three weeks of wrapping the semester. I’m still trying to figure out just how much of my preliminary work to post…and when. I’m posting the first completed sequence of storyboards (completed for now anyways).
This is the third scene in the film in [...]
This is the third and last installment of the story beats. Brother Thomas wakes up in a field and finds that once again he is late for work AFTER blowing off the entire day before. With great trepidation he makes his way past the august aisle of statues, up the stairs, and into the scriptorium….