Really sweet storyboarding session in Cooley's class on Monday. We didn't do our usual critique, instead, he introduced (or rather reaffirmed) us to the mighty Hollywood story structure which often goes:
ONCE UPON A TIME...
UNTIL ONE DAY...
AND BECAUSE OF THIS...
AND BECAUSE OF THIS...
AND EVER SINCE THAT DAY...
AND THE MORAL IS...
So he set us up in a circle, we all started with a blank sheet, completed one line, and the next person completed the next. As far fetched as the story got, it still all kind of made sense; awesome. After we came up with these "scripts" we got paired up and had to board the entire thing, all in under two hours; AWESOME.
So, the original script is posted, with the ideas of many of my classmates, and the boards were done with a one Su Wang, obviously also from CCA. I did from the 1st act to about the climax, and Su finished it off.
Also note, I'm going to try and pitch Su's, but some of it may be off.
ONCE UPON A TIME there [was] a potato who [lived] underground.
AND EVERYDAY it would peek its head out for some sunshine.
UNTIL ONE DAY he was picked by an Irish Woman
AND BECAUSE OF THIS he was thrown into a basket with a bunch of other terrified [potatoes].
AND BECAUSE OF THIS [he] and the other potatoes devised a plan to escape.
UNTIL FINALLY the Irish Woman just began mashing them all together.
AND EVER SINCE THAT DAY, the Irish Lady had horrible stomach aches.
AND THE MORAL IS don't eat the bad [potatoes]
S T O R Y B O A R D S
Once upon a time there was a potato who lived underground
And everyday it would peek its head out for some sunshine
fuck yeah! sunshine!
everybody has gone
Irish lady approaches
Crane shot, Irish Lady approaching
Camera drops, boots by potato!
CU to potato
Starts waking up
Camera starts tilt up, sort of POV
Stop Tilt, Irish Lady
She got him.
And because of this he was thrown into a basket with a bunch of other terrified potatoes
And because of this he and the other potatoes devised a plan to escape
One potato starts pacing
Guys, don't give up! Let's escape.
But how? We are potatoes.
Well I got a plan.. Let's just....
Listening to plan
Let's do it!
Irish Lady going to bed
Lights off, sleeping.
Potatoes are escaping, moving past corner of house
Potato Leader checks around corner
Let's go, they start rolling across.
Top down on rolling
CU hitting some paws
Cut back out, it's a dog
Starts attacking, ahh!
Run! Stop! Don't come [here you], go back.
Potatoes moving back
They form a potato fortress from dog
Irish Lady waking up!
Cut back to potato leader moving other potatoes back
Shadow casts on potato
POV, Irish Lady in silhouette
hand coming down
"You are a bad potato"
Takes him in.
Door shutting behind her
Door slams shut, Irish Lady starts entering window frame.
She's in frame, camera tilts up.
Silhouette with potato in hand
She's skinning him
And ever since that day, the Irish Lady had horrible stomach aches.
She died. Small tombstone next to hers:
R.I.P Irish Woman
CU on small tombstone:
R.I.P HERE LIES A POTATO WITH DREAMS!