Sunday, 15 March 2009

Luis Cook & The Pearce Sisters

Last week Luis Cook came to the school to show us his film ‘The Pearce Sisters’ and also to give us advice for developing our own projects.

As well as his film he also brought along his brilliant sketchbooks for us to look through. Luis told us he’s a big fan of collecting things so his sketchbooks are full of strange collections of clippings and oddities. He also collects ‘thumbprint portraits’ so we all had a chance to make one for him (dip your thumb in ink, press it down on paper, draw your portrait inside the print). His sketchbooks are full of hundreds of these little portraits and we have the honour of going up alongside Ray Harryhausen who was the last person to do one!

As well as Luis visiting we’ve also been working on storyboarding for the past 2 weeks; doing lots of different exercises involving floor plans, viewfinders, shot lists, adaptations, etc. as many ways as possible of approaching a storyboard before we begin our own projects next week.

I’ve scanned in a couple of different things I’ve done.. First is a panel from our floor plan exercise, the entire board is too big to show but I really like the expression in this panel. The next image is breaking down an already existing film sequence into storyboards and last is a quick sketch I made at Marylebone station.

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