4 Feb 2010
Deciphering the Storyboard of Moulin Rouge
This is what I have so far. It is only ..20 seconds of it.
I chose the scene , or the tiny bit of the scene where the story of the play is presented to the Duke.
What I noticed so far is the very rapid change of images, I noticed the how ruff and fast (?) the editing is. In 20 seconds there were at least 13 jump cuts and about 2-3 camera tracking ( I mean when camera follows the line of action). So the scene had to be played dozen of times, if not more, just to have enough takes to work with.
I was drawing it in Photoshop.
Also, its evident that my storyboarding here isn't neat, I mean I was trying to find the most efficient, the fastest drawing style which would bring out the largest amount of information.
At moments I see, there is even too much of information , for example,there's really no need to redraw (or copy-paste in this case) the environment since we are already acquainted with the set and it only distracts us from information about the action, lighting etc.
So I have another 40 seconds to 'decipher' . :)