Just finished the next book:
“The Art of the Matrix” Larry & Andy Wachowski et al.
ISBN: 3 933 731 356
This book was really amazing for me, and is a compilation of these contents:
-B/W complete storyboard by Steve Skroce, about 200 pages in size.
-colored storyboard-parts by Tani Kunitake and Collin Grant
-concept art by Geof Darrow
-the original screenplay Andy und Larry Wachowski
-production memos by director’s assistant Phil Oosterhouse
Not because Matrix is my favourite movie, but because I coluld learn so much out of this book, I really swallowed it. It’s a 480-page A4 book, full of pictures and concepts.
The Wachowski brothers first showed their screenplay to the investors to get some money for comic and concept artists. So they hired Steve Skroce who drew the storyboard in complete comic-style. They always kept communicating, and so he drew a rough version, teh brothers overpainted some parts and he finished it.
The Geof Darrow joined them, and I have to admit that I’ve never ever - even not on cgtalk - seen such a crazy artist. His concepts of the inner architectur of the Nebukadnezzar ist so astonishingly detailed, I couldn’t believe it… (these concepts are on douple pages you can unfold)
I’ve never read a screenplay before, so I was very thrilled to read this one and had some grins when I realized that they even mentioned the erm’s in the dialogues
The coloured sketches are really vivid and cool to look at. The thing I liked most was that Geof, Steve and Tani wrote some comments to pictures of the storyboard, so I could l,ook behind this huge preproduction process and felt like part of this small team.
Exciting, visually amazing and indeed in the changing room. I really liked it.
To complete this insight, I gonna watch the movie this evening.
Some pen-leg-cooperations in the metro from yesterday evening