You know when you start with a company and they give you their ‘training’ video? Or when you apply for a job you might Youtube to see a promotional video? Well – contain your excitement – I have been short-listed to write a corporate video for a client.
Its exciting – I could be at the IFTA’s next year!!! okay okay – at the coat check in!!!
There is a recession on – although Charlie says ‘the recession in our house is over since Dad went back to work I think?’
I have until monday to come up with a 60-90 second script and story board. I am the worlds worst drawer!! I peaked at rectangular houses at age 7.
So now I am on Vimeo and Youtube looking for Storyboarding for Dummies! What I have learned this far, is to keep in mind what the storyboard is used for – to organise the shots and not for artistic merit. Apparently its fine to use stick figure people as long as the zoom in/out and character entrance/exit are clearly marked and the camera angles clear.
I submit this on monday with a price for the work and see what happens. On the positive they are looking for someone to have a ‘retainer’ of one day per week in their office, and also manage their blog and websites.
So maybe my corporate life will be of some artistic value to me – FINALLY!!!