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Talking Storyboards w/ Nic Weinfeld

December 4th, 2011

Filmmaking is an art form that is all about executing a plan. Nic Weinfeld

One of my former students, Nic Weinfeld, Skyped in to one of my film classes recently to talk about the importance of storyboarding. Nic is finishing his senior year in high school studying film at the acclaimed Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. I’ve been in contact with Nic since the end of last year when he volunteered to come in to work with a group of my students on one of their films. He also attended our film festival and produced the very cool Film Festival Recap Video for us.

I love the emphasis Nic puts on planning during our conversation. Too often, students don’t take full advantage of the time they get during pre-production to carefully plan out their films. Hopefully, this Skype conversation will help reinforce the importance of storyboarding during the pre-production process.

Nic was great with the students. We hope to have him back in, either via Skype or in person, many times throughout the rest of the school year.