The Art Of The Storyboard Diorama
Storyboarding,What is it?
Storyboarding goes back to the 1920's or even earlier.Walt Disney developed it into an art form using drawings posted in a logical sequence on a wall.Drawings could be added or deleted depending on the storylines development in what were called brainstorming sessions.These brainstorming sessions allowed for everybodys creative input and could be quite lively with the animator/pitchman acting out the various roles of the characters.Evidently Walt was a genius at this and some of his best performances were never recorded.
Storyboarding for dioramas is a little different in that the brainstorming session are mostly mental sessions that the storyboard dioramist works out in his own mind,before anything is actually put down on paper.
What to leave in and what to leave out ? that is the question.These mental sketches are then translated into a 3D diorama movie type sets by the diorama maker.Using these sets,a series of storyboard pictures can be created that tell his story in a logical sequence.
This idea is new and different from anything that I have seen or heard of before.The best way to describe it would be that a storyboard diorama is a series of shadowboxes linked together by what I hope is an interesting storyline. Is it any wonder that I had a hard time to answer Shep Paine's question "what is a storyboard diorama anyway?".
Last edited by JohnReid; 13 October 2010 at 05:07 AM.