WikiFilmSchool Thumbnail Storyboard by Robert Elliott

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"The Thumbnail Storyboards created by Robert Elliott for Seduced by the Dark Side![edit | edit source]

Here is a simple storyboard created using Adobe Photoshop 5.5 on a Powerbook 3400c (a real antique!!!)


EXTERIOR - The local movie theater - NIGHT

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(1) The Young Person and Old Person stand looking at the movie poster outside the theater.

Note: This is a wide angle shot to give the feeling of being far apart.
The camera slowly dollies in. (Example: a 24mm lens in 35mm still camera equivalents)

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(2) Young Person: "That was a great movie..."

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(3) Young Person (continued): "but I do not understand one thing."

Note: After the camera dollies in, it dollies left to see the face of the boy as he turns toward the camera.

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(4) Old Person: "What's that?"

Note: Wide angle shot to emphasize the emotional distance between the two characters.

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(5) Young Person: "How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"

Note: Still a wide angle shot but not as wide as before.

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(6) The old person thinks for a while.

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(7) Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"

Note: Mild telephoto (85 mm lens in 35 mm film camera equivalent)

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(8) Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"

Note: Mild telephoto (85 mm lens in 35 mm film camera equivalent)

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(9) Old Person: "But what computer does your father use at work?"

Note: Telephoto to give a warm and close feeling (135 mm lens in 35 mm film camera equivalent)

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(10) The young person thinks for a moment.

Note: A portrait telephoto to give a warm and close feeling (135 mm lens in 35 mm film camera equivalent)


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(11) Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"

Note: A portrait telephoto to give a warm and close feeling (135 mm lens in 35 mm film camera equivalent)

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(12) The Old Person smiles.

Note: A portrait telephoto to give a warm and close feeling (135 mm lens in 35 mm film camera equivalent)


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(13) Old Person and the Young Person walk toward home together.

Note: A portrait telephoto to give a warm and close feeling (135 mm lens in 35 mm film camera equivalent).
This is shot full frame of just the old person and the young person. The rest is a matte painting. The dolly out is done in compositing.
The actual movie set is just a blank wall and a movie poster. Everything else is a matte painting.


(14) Fade to Black.

The End