BYU professor Ryan Woodward helps start the wild rumpus

Uploaded by BYUNews on 26.10.2009

Generally a storyboarder's job is to take what's written in
script and draw them out in panels, like you read
in a comic book. It will include all the camera
moves, special effect scenes, as much information as we can
put in the drawings, really helps the shooting crew to
know what they're going to be setting up and shooting
in live action.
When I got this job to work on Where the Wild Things Are, I,
oh, man, that's going to be a fun film.
Plus, I liked the characters so much I wanted to draw them.
When I read the first script, I thought that it was
just very very unique.
And very different.
But I think what I really learned on this film, that was
different from others, was, the notes I got back from the
director was, dirty it up.
Meaning, don't have such clean, beautiful compositions.
Move the camera over to the side.
Get it behind the character.
Trying to do that was a little more challenging, but the feel
that the director was going for is that so when you watch the
movie, you're really looking through the eyes of Max.
One of the most rewarding aspects of working on big
films is the talents that you're surrounded by.
It's incredible to be around people of such high caliber,
because it forces you and compels you to be
greater at what you do.