Monday, October 26, 2009

For those not in The Know, this is a board of sequential story panels (my film in its entirety at one point) that helped me organize the story into a format that gave a sense of visual flow, structure, and continuity. Before this stage they were a number of panels crambed onto 8x11 pages, and before that, scribbles in my sketchbook. Now they've moved on to leica format: timed out to serve as a base for the final product, where I've continued to analyze the story from a new angle again.


Anno said...

Wow, that's amazing! How many of hours of work are we staring at?


Carla Veldman said...

.. that's funny; I knew just before I checked this that there'd be a comment.
Anywho, it's hard to say exactly; the really rough thumb-nail sketches I started back in late August, sort of sporadically. Then came the first ones to go on the template; these were pretty basic, and most of them didn't make it to what you see on the board. They definitely bit into a number of hours though because you've got to pull things from your head and get them on blank paper, so it takes alot of thinking and staring into space and whatnot. After that came a more cleanly-drawn and tightened pass (in terms of clarity; characters, angles of shots, continuity), from there it was showing people, changing things, taking pieces out and putting more in.. Haha, and then the actual cutting and taping of the panels to the board took a while too.

King M. Mugabi said...


saw your leica at the screening, yours is my favorite film of the year.


Carla Veldman said...

Thank you, King. That means alot.
- Carla.

Adam Pockaj said...

I too really liked your leica. It's nice to see a serious sheridan film that's about something other than just somebody dying. That's been done to death (ba-dum-chuh). But I don't think I've ever seen a film about senile dementia or alzheimer's before. It's an interesting idea that I think a lot of people can relate to, and the slow revelation of it throughout the film was very effective. Good work!