What's up with story boards anyway - does anybody

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  1. Rod Melotte

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    What's up with story boards anyway - does anybody actually look at this Special Feature? I consider it a waste of money personally. I'd rather have more trailers.
     
  2. Rob Robinson

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    yeah? and I wouldn't [​IMG]
    That's the beauty of DVD... we all get the choice to look at what we want (in theory).
    I would rather have pre-production sotryboards from a director, as opposed to marketing materials from marketing execs at univeral...
     
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    I like storyboards that are shown as a "video" cued to narration or the actual film soundtrack.

    The storyboards on the Shrek DVD are well done (partially by the enthusiastic narration given!)

    A few other good storyboard DVD's:

    O Brother Where Art Thou?

    Fantasia

    Fantasia 2000

    Snow White

    The Wizard of Oz

    Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
     
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    I quite like storyboard, especially when combined with mutliple angles and/or narration...
     
  5. StevenA

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    Trailers are fun and sometimes interesting, particularly for older films, but storyboards are far more valuable to me, if they are well-presented. They are often a crucial elememnet in the filmmaking process. The Akira storyboards and designs are phenomenal.
     
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    I like the Unbreakable storyboards. They are multi-angle with the train station sequence.
     
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    I found the storyboarded alternative ending to Se7en to be very effective in showing the unshot ending.
    Count me in. I haven't viewed many of the storyboards for the DVD's I own, but I have liked the ones I've seen. Sometimes it is nice to see a shot as it was conceptualized in comparison to what was shot. Very educational.
     
  8. Rod Melotte

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    LOL - I stand corrected - I guess this post goes with the "I hate Moulin Rouge DVD also! :)
    Commentary tracks are great,
    The Making off tracks are great
    The Costums tracks are great
    Deleted scenes are super
    I can't think of any Special Feature that is not liked except Story Boards. Perhaps because it reminds me of work where we do that all the time except with computer systems.
     
  9. Mark Walker

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    The Birds also contained
    storyboards, which I have preused through
    a few times.
    Mark
     
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    The storyboards on the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back DVD are really good! [​IMG]
     
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    Storyboards are good for the people who watch DVDs and buy into the "film school on a disc" mythos and imagine themselves as the next Kevin Smith or Spike Lee. [​IMG]
    I'm just kidding around.
     
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    I usually don't care for things like commentaries and storyboards, but they're fine for those who like them. More is better than less.

    One exception for me, though, is the Spawn DVD collection for the animated series. They show the boards with the final product simultaneously.
     
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    the story boards on basic instinct are prety good, as well as sevens alternate ending.
     
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    Hey Chad, Why can't you just buy the disc and a regular keep case then switch it out? [​IMG] I'm sure someobody ot the net has created a cool card for it.
    I like some story boards. The key is presentation. If I have to manually click-click-click my remote to see them I get tired of that real quick. Back in the day on SE LaserDiscs you could set the CAV storyboards to 1/32 speed and watch a storyboard slide show. Very good way to go. I would like to see that kind of approach on DVD more often. When they show the storyboards and the film at the same time I love that.
     
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    I generally don't look at the storyboards features. However, this is more due to time factors than anything else -- as a husband, dad and working guy, it usually takes me quite a while to work through the other special features. Commentary is usually the second-to-last feature I explore (storyboards being the last). Storyboards for me yield the least pleasure/information-for-time-invested ratio of all the special features. If they are exceptionally well-done, then I find them interesting artistically, but most storyboards seem so rough and sketchy that they don't grab my interest. And, as stated above, I simply don't have the time and focus to sit and go through the storyboards features.
     
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    If storyboards could be shown like a slide show with

    the music from the movie in the background, then I think

    more people would find some interest in them.

    I will review the storyboards and photo files and can

    be suprised at finding some nice jems.

    I loved the storyboards in;

    Army of Darkness 2 disc edition. They played at the same

    time as the movie and shown in a corner of the picture

    for comparison.

    The Red Shoes has the "The Red Shoes Sketches," an

    animated film of Hein Heckroth's painted Storyboards,

    with a comparison to "The Red Shoes" ballet as an

    Alternate Angle.

    Ghostbusters has a side by side of storyboards and fim.

    Akira SE has a boat load of background artwork and is

    critical to fans of animated film works.
     
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