I've surely written before that Maciek Albrecht is one of our favorite people to work with. It's been too long since we've had the pleasure, so here goes dredging up the past.
"Tito the Frog" was produced for HBO's "Kids Are Punny" special produced and directed by Amy Schatz.
We produced this three minute in the Spring/Summer of 1998.
I'll post the storyboard in three parts.
This film was produced through The Ink Tank but production was done in Maciek's studio at 241 Bedford Avenue.
I may be confusing it with another project, we did a few films together in that space, but whenever I think of this film and that studio, I think of Elli Albrecht's homemade bigos and her valiant attempt to cater to my very-non-Polish vegetarianism.
This may have been one of the last film projects at that space. Soon after everything went digital.
Maciek had the seemingly great idea to make table sized light boxes by attaching a lucite ledge to the wall and affixing light fixtures every few feet. After a few minutes the trapped air would get scalding hot, so the artists would have to resort to portable lightboxes.
Experiments sometimes fail, have a backup plan ready.
This board is a good example of the boards I've seen from Maciek's films. They're not overly detailed, but they're not vague either. They good idea of staging, expression and camera without jumping ahead to the perfect layout pose.