Animated GULAG BARASHEVO storyboard book
Hand drawn by the Director himself, Michael Kingsbury, these Storyboards are essential to bringing a vision to life in front of the camera, the framing, the angles to both carry the visual texture of the film and the narrative with a cohesive creative process that binds the visuals of the framing of the film with the intrinsic storyline. Michael has always storyboarded his own films and served as the Director of Photography. The visual storytelling process is very close to Michael’s heart and spirit.
Powerful iconographic images are created which frame major scenes in the viewers mind and bind the story to the viewers very soul.
Storyboards are a critical part of the process to create visualization of the movie for the investors, producers, crew and actors.
Our visual framing, engaging, changes with the dramtic literary narrative as the film progresses. In this way we become viscerally and spatially attached to the film, not just viewers, but part of the drama.
The visual grammar changes, and new visual grammars are brought in during the change in the film, so that when the character changes their inner psychology, we are changing in our thinking, in how we see the character’s world. Using perspective, 3d space, time, depth, we get into the mind and sould of the character — that makes us part of them. Carrying on and advancing Tarkovsky’s push for 3d film sculpture, this is much tighter engagement in the focus, change and perspective of the character.
Changing Visual Frame
This is not a mechanical camera roll, or a Dutch angle set up. No, this is a fluid changing camera effect from post based on notes from the cinematography and director production-set script notes. So that we never notice “okay this is an effect, cool, nice” for effect sake. No, this is completely Mastered visually and integrated with the complete character change of the dramaturgy.
Set construction 3D animation of Gulag camp.
3D CGI VFX of Gulag Camps
Black chalk on paper, oil on wood, oil on canvas, clay/plaster, Cibachrome. All art by Michael Kingsbury.
Union Carbide building, NYC
Fanueil Hall, Boston
United Center, Chicago
Artemesia gallery, Chicago
Hasel-Haesler gallery, Denver
Aspen Art Gallery, Aspen