Production Log Entry 3: Storyboarding

This is the third in a series of entries on how we made the 2009 MIJC video, The Blues Brothers.  For more of an explanation, see this post.

May 24, 2009 (5 hours)

Today I ripped the original movie DVD to a file and began grabbing screen shots from it so that we could make a script and storyboard.  I also transcribed the dialogue from a few select scenes in the movie so that we could start working on dialogue modifications.  Making a storyboard is an all-important step when doing a shot-for-shot parody of any movie or TV show, so that you can compare the original shots with your own for composition, movement, timing and other details.  It’s important to have a hard copy with you on the shoot.