The simplest way to improve the traditional storyboards is to make the pictures visible according to the length of the particular visual sequence, thus endowing the stills with the function of recording time. Although we still struggle to piece together the motion picture, our eye movements do not restrict the conception of the rhythm. It can help if we are able to expand the rhythmical stringing of the stills with sound. It may seem exaggerated to record particular dialogues this way, but it can play an important role in estimating time. The moving and zooming of images can also be a simple and efficient tool. Consequently the dramaturgic expansion of the traditional storyboard can add a new dimension to preproduction, but it is not able to mirror the dramaturgy of camera movement between and within scenes.

  concept art
storyboard with cinematic elements
camera-movement analysis
'brave new world project'
kamen anev copyright 2010