Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends (Portfolio Sample)

This is my storyboard for the premiere episode of “The Roswell Conspiracies: Myths and Legends”, Act One. The series aired in 1999 on Bhobot’s Kid Network (BKN) and was produced by Epoch Ink.

Joe Pearson and Stephanie Graziano were co-producers.  The story editors were Bob Forward and Greg Johnston. Kaaren Lee Brown is listed in Wikipedia as the co-creator butdoesn't specify whom with. Tom Tataranowicz and I were co-directors. Eddie Lin, Chuck Patton and John Fox were my storyboard crew. Brad Coombs was the lead character stylist. Harry Warner and Young Yoon were the prop and special effects designers. Gregg Davidson is listed in Wikipedia, but I can’t remember what he did (sorry Gregg).
I directed this episode, and storyboarded almost 2/3’s of it, in rough form. I have re-cleaned my original storyboard for inclusion into my forthcoming on-line portfolio.

 The story editors were Bob Forward and Greg Johnston. Kaaren Lee Brown is listed in Wikipedia as the co-creator by doesn't specify whom with.

I directed the first two episodes of the series, a two-parter establishing the main characters and themes. I did rough storyboards for 2/3 of episode #1. I completely re-cleaned this section of Act One for inclusion in my forthcoming on-line portfolio.
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 1 Pnl 1
Action: EXT. IRISH COASTLINE-NIGHT- Angle on base of cliff…

 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 1 Pnl 2
Action: Wave IN , strikes rocks
 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 1 Pnl 3
Action: ..Vert pan up to top of cliff; circle of standing stones lit from within, silhouetted by storm clouds
(SFX): (DIAL UP) (DISTANT BANSHEE WAILS)
 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 1 Pnl 4
Action: D.X. on new light as o.s. lightning flashes. (SFX): THUNDER CLAP
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 2 Pnl 1
Action: Reverse Angle- H.U.- Lightning continues flashing in b.g. (SFX/CONT): THUNDER CLAP
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 2 Pnl 2
Action: Lightning subsides; DX on normal lighting
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 2 Pnl 3
Action: Banshee #1 leans up into frame in FG, away from camera-(SFX): (BANSHEE WAIL)

Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 2 Pnl 4
Action:  Continuously animate Banshee #1 away from camera… (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAIL)

Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 2 Pnl 5
Action: … as she straightens fully, her hair writhing like Medusa’s snakes- 

(SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAIL)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 2 Pnl 6 
Action: Banshee #1 finishes continuously animating away from camera, throws her arms wide. Continuously animate her hair and clothes; they are being moved by her Banshee powers, not the wind,

 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 2 Pnl 7
Action: DX on new lighting as lightning flashes in BG- (SFX): THUNDER CLAP- 

 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 3 Pnl 1
Action: Long shot, same actions continue; Lightning continues flashing in BG, silhouetting Banshee #1, her hair and clothes moving from Banshee power, not wind… (SFX): THUNDER CLAP- (Note: All banshees are hovering about 2 inches off the ground-)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 3 Pnl 2
Action: Lightning ends; DX on normal lighting- pan across line of wailing banshees, their hair, cloaks animating under their own banshee power, not blown by wind- As (SFX/CONT): THUNDER CLAP dials down, dial up 


(SFX): (BANSHEE WAILS)Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 4 Pnl 1
Action: Down shot on Circle of standing stones- Banshees and Queen  Maab form circle around Sh’lainn, who is chained to a stone altar- (Note: All banshees are hovering about 2 inches off the ground-
 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 4 Pnl 2
Action: Action: DX on new lighting as o,s, lightning flashes- (SFX): THUNDER CLAP- 

 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 5 Pnl 1
Action: C. U. on Queen Maab, light by o.s. continuing lightning-(SFX/CONT): THUNDER CLAP
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 5 Pnl 2
Action: o.s. lightning ends; DX on normal light- As (SFX/CONT): THUNDER CLAP dials down, dial up 
(SFX): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 6 Pnl 1
Action: Cut to wider angle on Maab- Hold a beat, then truck out to include Sh’lainn, chained to stone altar in F.G. (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS) (Note: Banshees #5 & #6’s hair and cloaks animate sinuously under their own banshee power, not blown by wind. Maab & Sh’lainn’s hair, cloak do not animate.)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 7 Pnl 1
Action: C.U. on Sh’lainn, looking up at o.s. Maab- Animate hair/cloak on Banshee #3 in BG- (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 8 Pnl 1
Action: C.U. on Sh’lainn, (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 9 Pnl 1 
Action: Sh’lainn’s POV; Upshot on Queen Maab, looking down at camera- (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 9 Pnl 2
Action: Maab spreads her arms, pulling twin daggers out of her sleeves… (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 9 Pnl 3
Action: …holds them  upright- her hair & cloak begin to animate with banshee power; her eyes start to glow-   
(SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 9 Pnl 4
Action: …as she steps toward camera…(SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 10 Pnl 1
Action: C.U. on howling Banshee- pan across other banshees, animating hair, cloaks (under their own Banshee power) (SFX: Increase volume/intensity of BANSHEE WAILS) 

Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 11 Pnl 1 
Action: Sh’lainn’s POV; Upshot on Queen Maab- Maab is in stage #2 Banshee Mode- (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 11 Pnl 2
Action: Maab continues toward camera- she stops; hold a beat… (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 11 Pnl 3
Action: Suddenly, Maab raises daggers overhead, anticking death blows- (SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 12 Pnl 1
Action: Downshot of Sh’lainn, OTS Maab’s dagger wielding hands—(SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 13 Pnl 1 
Action: C.U. on Maab’s hand, holding dagger, about to strike…(SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 13 Pnl 1 
Action: C.U. on Maab’s hand, holding dagger, about to strike…(SFX/CONT): (BANSHEE WAILS)
 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 13 Pnl 2 
Action: Suddenly, search light beam from o.s. Alliance Flyer stabs IN; D.X. on new lighting- (SFX): (Alliance Flyer)

Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 14 Pnl 2
Action: Search beams from flyers shine directly into camera, causing lens flares as they rise… 
(SFX/CONT): (Alliance Flyers)


Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 15 Pnl 1 
Action: 6 Alliance flyers rise upward in frame, stopping in positions shown, shining search beams down on O.S. banshees- 
(SFX/CONT): (Alliance Flyers)
 Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 16 Pnl 1 
Action: Downshot on stone circle, Banshees, Queen Maab, Sh’lainn- Lighting continuously shifts as o.s. flyers rise from behind o.s. cliff in BG- (SFX/CONT): (Alliance Flyers)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 16 Pnl 2
Action: continue action… (SFX/CONT): (Alliance Flyers)
Roswell Ep. 1 Sc 16 Pnl 3
Action: Lead Alliance Flyer IN, shining search beam down on stone circle- (SFX/CONT): (Alliance Flyers)

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