Let’s Get Real About Concept Art

It is a truth that many individuals are unable to visualise a scene for a film, TV commercial, training video, sales video, or any other kind of video simply from looking over the script or a text. That is the reason why we all need a concept artist for us to help visualize the scene in the film.

Present those very same individuals with an image or image of some sort and they will understand the concept right away. The old saying is that “a picture tells a thousand words” and for many individuals that holds true. Attempt, for instance to describe the charm of a Red Admiral butterfly to someone in words by themselves. Unless your name is actually Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, or Colleen McCullough, you may find it extremely challenging aiming to make clear to them precisely what it appears like. In fact, you might have a difficult time attempting to visualise it for yourself as you try to discuss it.

Nevertheless, present those exact same individuals with a photo or a painting of a Red Admiral and they will get the message instantly.

The Same With A Film Script

It is exactly the same with a film script or a book that you desire to become a movie. It can be very hard to explain to somebody how fantastic your TVC or video is going to be when you only have words to explain it. In many circumstances, they actually can’t “see” it.

What you need is a way of producing an image revealing your concept in a manner in which it can immediately be understood by the person or persons to whom you are displaying it.

Enter the freelance storyboard artist. A storyboard artist is someone who has the ability to visualise the principle of a script or other piece of text and turn it into an image or series of images so that it can easily be comprehended. In other words, he (or she) can see a photo in his mind’s eye then draw it so that anyone can comprehend what is going on in a scene.

An Additional Step

Some people believe that having a storyboard produced prior to beginning production of a movie or TVC is simply an additional step which includes higher cost to the general spending plan and actually isn’t a needed step. However, this is far from the reality. Certainly, utilizing a freelance storyboard artist adds a small additional expense, but the time and expense savings in the future can far surpass this.

Your storyboard will reveal each shot of the movie or video in the proper order and will have notes stating exactly what is going on in the shot and explaining any script that is being used in the scene. This makes it very simple to explain to your prospective client, your group, or certainly anyone else, how the video will continue and what it is all about. A lot of stakeholders discover it really difficult to visualise something from a script, however your storyboard shows them exactly how the video will play out.

It Will Help Considerably When It Comes To Production

Your storyboard will likewise assist significantly when it concerns production. In effect you have created a plan for shooting your film or video that includes all the different shots, the order in which they take place, and how the script will connect with them. It enables you to prepare your protection– the numerous video camera angles that you will use– and it also guarantees that you do not inadvertently leave any scenes out and have to go back to movie them later: that of itself could save a significant quantity of cash if you are filming on location. It will likewise conserve you time spent on revisions later on if you do not have a storyboard and something does not rather exercise the method that you planned.

Some people will inform you that you can produce a storyboard by yourself, but it is a lot much easier said than done, specifically if you are not excellent at drawing. It’s real that you do not require to be a Picasso since a bad illustration is better than no illustration, however you have to portray each shot as accurately as possible. You likewise have to include the script beneath each drawing with notes about exactly what is going on in that specific shot.

Many individuals just do not have the abilities to develop their own storyboard, so it is far much better to utilize the services of a freelance storyboard artist such as Dean Mortensen who can visualise exactly what it is that you desire to state then draw the shots accurately for you.

Producing Storyboards For 30 Years

Dean Mortensen has actually been an art director of an advertising agency for 30 years, and has been producing storyboards for all 30 of them. He has now left the advertising business and is working full time as a freelance storyboard artist. He has the special capability to look at your script or text and after that create a storyboard revealing each shot exactly as it ought to look, together with the accompanying notes and script. What’s more, since he has been developing storyboards for extremely many years he can produce them very rapidly when there are time constraints.

Dean has produced storyboards for the major companies such as Revlon, Y & R Group, Avis, Foxtel, Cuddly, Emirates, NSW Transport Maritime, Colgate, Tabcorp, visitnsw.com, BWM, and a lot more. He has operated in many industries including alcohol, FMCG, tourism, telecoms, retail services, home entertainment, motor vehicles, and sport, among many others. He has also won prominent awards including Gold & Bronze Cannes Lions, London International, D & AD, One Show, and New York Festivals.

Dean is readily able to handle freelance jobs from Australia clients, and US based projects with ease. Thanks duly to Dropbox and the world wide web, he is able to work remotely and deliver his same exceptional quality and accuracy, as if he were just in the next studio, in the next room.

Dean’s storyboards can be produced in different designs such as fast line basic, graphic pencil, line and a splash of colour, or what he calls line and the entire caboodle.

So now you understand why you must have a storyboard created and why you need to utilize a freelance storyboard artist in order to obtain the very best results. You can contact Dean at +61-432564690 or email him at scenesbydean@gmail.com.

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