Production Blog #4: Drawing Caspian
Mike Vosburg (Storyboard Artist)
On Prince Caspian, like “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe,” we storyboarded the entire film so that it could be viewed on an animatic. Then Andrew is able to watch a test version of the film. He can suggest changes..so we draw new frames…he makes more changes…we draw more frames…he makes more changes…we draw more….well, you get the picture. His goal is to solve whatever problems there are in the story and visualization of it before any of the movie is shot.
One of the additional perks as a board artist is that since the animatic is usually put together before the cast arrives, we are often drafted to be the voices of the characters. Of course I’ve wound up getting typecast (the Professor in the first movie, and the tutor Cornelius in this one).
Read the whole interview at Narnia.com.