Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Storyboard Studies. And a note on talent.
I have no innate talent for storyboarding, but it something I enjoy greatly. These are are some studies done this morning to take my mind off things.Theres no way for me to explain how excited the Where the Wild Things Are trailer made me. It brings together so many things that resonate with me. An amazing director who inspires me beyond words, a fantastic story, and genius music. the cynic in me would suggest that all of this is to much of a coincidence, that some genius marketing department has cooked all this up in their pot- a magic potion that will effortlessly achieve cult film status. but the truth is that i dont care, because i am not a cynic at heart. I am excited that so many talented people were given the chance to make the film.
if you are interested in film stills, for study or otherwise, check out Framefilter. A great collection, regularly updated by cal arts graduate and dreamworks storyboard artist.
To expand on my mention of innate talent (a very controversial topic in creative circles)-
I don't have innate talent for anything i do in creative fields. This is not a designed self-deprecating statement, it is a realisation that i came across years ago and has so far helped me immensely in my development. There are people that have innate talent, ideas and concepts come to them, lines flow effortlessly from their pencil. I have worked and studied with these people, and they are truly inspirational. In contrast to them everything I do is a battle. From start to finish. Despite this, I have so much energy for what I do, and I think this goes a long way to compensate for what I lack.
I would be interested in how you feel about talent, Im sure there are some strong opinions out there.