The bushes were rustling in the wind and the leaves were blowing through the air. After the wind slows, there was still a noise within the bushes. Isabella turns around slowly and peers into the bushes, afraid of what she was about to see. Suddenly, the sky turns gray as the clouds roll together. Deep within, she saw a pair of neon yellow eyes peering from the woods. Afraid of what may be there, she nervously awaits outside the plants. All of a sudden, a black cat jumps from behind the bushes and remains staring at Isabella, still and silent. The eerie atmosphere remains.
For this storyboard it proved somewhat difficult to actually think of a subject. I really liked this image from the four pictures chosen. From the first panel to the second, I used the “subject-to-subject” transition. From the first panel, you can see the wind blowing the leaves around and then all of a sudden in the second one, there is a little girl on the other end of the bushes. In essentially the same scene, you first see just the plants and then the subject changes to the girl. From the second to the third panel, I also chose to use the “subject-to-subject” panel, as we then move from the subject of the little girl to the other end of the woods in the bush with the pair of eyes. Again, this is the same scene from the perspective of two different subjects. I could have used the “scene-to-scene” transition (perhaps a stretch) to suggest that there is a distance between the little girl and the bushes with the eyes. The transition for the last panel, I decided to call this “action-to-action.” Honestly, I had a hard time trying to name this transition because I feel that the cat at the end is actually a result of the action of it jumping from the bushes.
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Young Maria wanders very far in the woods and realizes she is lost. Suddenly, the bushes start rustling, and Maria quickly turns to see who is there. All of a sudden, a masked man appears from behind a tree and grabs the girl. Before she can scream for help, he quickly covers her mouth. It has been two months since Maria’s abduction and still the police have not found the kidnapper. Every day, Joseph, Maria’s father, goes to church and prays for his daughter’s safe return. He hopes that someday he will be able to see his daughter again.
For this story, I decided to use the same photo of the girl as well as the man that looks like he is praying. For the first transition between the first and second panels, I used the “action-to-action” transition. In the first scene the little girl is standing there, and then all of a sudden a man is grabbing her. The transition to the next panel is also “action-to-action.” Right after he grabs her, he quickly covers her mouth so she cannot scream. Perhaps this could be considered “moment-to-moment,” but I felt that it was too much of a transition and could not fit that flip book style of moments. In the last one, time has elapsed and you can see the little girl’s father (or so I have named him). From the third and fourth panels, I used the “scene-to-scene” transition. Two months have gone by since the girl has been kidnapped and the scene is now focused on the father rather than the girl.
If I had more time to complete this I probably would have drawn the second storyboard. I ran out of time towards the end so I decided to use images from Google.com rather than create my own. I would also have taken more time to create more details in the first storyboard. Overall, I really like both stories that are told, even if the drawn images are not exactly how I wanted them to be.