by Ms. Black Hollywood
The Reel Network’s focus is on everything in the entertainment world. Our goal is not just to bring you the latest entertainment news, but to take you behind the scenes as well.
Today, TRN is taking you On Set with Alan Greenstein. Alan is a longtime friend and supporter of The Reel Network and we are pleased to announce that he’s making time in his busy schedule to join our writing team as a contributor. Alan is a Producer involved with various aspects of Hollywood film making including proofing scripts, editing, funding and providing artistic input.
Today, Alan is taking us on set with him as he works on his latest film “The Laser Effect” directed and written by Tashaun Stanfill-Perry of Sir Brael Entertainment and starring Honour Drew, Alyse Hamilton and Stanfill-Perry.
What’s it like to be associate producer on a film? In his blog Support Our #Creatives, Alan walks us through a typical day as an associate producer on a film:
Ty Laser is a high school star athlete who goes thru astronomical turmoil in order to reach his goal of becoming a professional. – From “The Laser Effect” IMDb page.
Let’s Get to Work!
Today an outside scene and an inside scene was filmed.
A storyboard was used to augment understanding of the indoor scene.
The storyboard is a series of panels (similar to a comic book) where the look of a scene is illustrated (along with explanatory text). The images, taken in sequence, define the visual flow of the scene. When people read a script, they will all come away with a different interpretation. But the storyboard reflects exactly what the producer and director intend, which in turn is communicated to the rest of the cast and crew.
The look of a storyboard can range to simple sketches to full color renderings. The level of detail in a storyboard need be only as much that is necessary to convey the message. At today’s shoot, the characters in the storyboard were represented by stick figures.
The storyboard for the inside scene was drawn by Tashaun. As cast and crew were discussing the storyboard, revisions were made.
Want more behind the scenes flavor on set at “The Laser Effect”? You can follow along with Alan as he blogs daily on his website Support Our #creatives.