Over the last eleven months I have been involved in a movie making program that helps you learn all the twists and turns about film making called
Sneak on the Lot.
You can talk to other kids in the Sneak on the Lot chat. I recently joined a production company called Dream Voyage. We have all had to learn how to communicate through Sneak on the Lot and through email. We all live in different places making a film together proves to be a challenge. Thank goodness we have scanners and email.
My part in the production company is to storyboard. Another girl and I share that role.
There are also Administrators on there that make sure there is no
cyber bullying, bad words, or anything else that is not polite.
The Administrators are REAL people, not computers. They are super nice and help you with whatever they can. (The blue stars mean they are Administrators)
If you see a user with a gold star it means they have reached a certain level in a criteria.
Sneak on the Lot has a movie making curriculum. It has tutorials on all aspects of film making. It gave me an idea of what my interests in film making are and I learned how to storyboard, get better lighting, and create suspense.
It has a video game feel to the graphics. All the backgrounds and avatars are hand drawn by Darrin Fletcher (known as Fletch on Sneak on the Lot)
They have a lot of the things you might need to make a film. For example: They have sound effects and music you can download. Did I mention that all music and sound effects are copyright free? (You have to buy music and sound effects with Prestige, Prestige is the money you earn in the game)
You can upload the films that you have made and review other member's films. You get reviews on your films, the members give a lot of advice, constructive critique, and what they like about your film.
A storyboard artist is a person that draws out scenes in a movie.
- Storyboarding is not a necessity but it does make pre-production more organized and go smoother.
- Storyboarding is almost like making a comic book. Only all of our panels are the same size.
- The director or whoever made the script gives you a scene description or sometimes you just read the script itself and make the storyboard from that.
- You do NOT have to be good at drawing to make storyboards. You could even draw stick figures. Just as long as your crew can understand what is happening in the shot.
- Shots/Angles are not that hard to draw as soon as you get the hang of it. Here is a link to a guide that I find helpful when making storyboards.
There are also some different shots/angles, you can just Google "Storyboard Angle Guide" and there are loads of stuff that help with that.
Thank you for reading this post. I hope you have learned a thing or two.
Here is the link to go to Sneak on the Lot
-Daughter of the High King of Kings (known as Penny on Sneak on the Lot)