Numbering system for storyboards on Coen Brother's films? (4 replies and 1 comment)
I'm wondering if you could explain the numbering system used on the Coen Brother's storyboards? I had thought they would correspond to the numbering system used in slating, but they seem not to. Could you explain why that is?
Here are a couple of examples.
Thanks so much!
Storyboards have a scene number followed by a shot number. Some slating systems start with the first shot that is made during production and go from there, which has little to do with the shot numbers in a storyboard. Besides that, camera shots don't always reflect those illustrated in the storyboards and are certainly never captured in the same order.
Ah ok. Surprising, but makes sense. Thank you.
Do the 'SET UP' numbers in the examples above correspond to each distinct planned camera set up? Or are those numbers just guidelines for the sequence of the action?
Our shots would usually correspond to what was storyboarded but not always. I think it is good to be open to whatever comes up on the day.
Yes, yes understood about being open to new ideas on the day.
Understanding the organizational process of storyboarding is helpful to me so thank you Roger.