In addition to the more traditional storyboards, I thought I’d try a photographic approach for a couple of early scenes in my new film. (With the help of my lovely assistant Em, of course.)
Alley in town, angled light. GIRL enters, looking around sadly at the ground, searching.
Passes a HOMELESS GUY,
who is tracing/drawing the outline of a shoe on the ground with a piece of chalk over and over, around and around, while staring at nothing.
EXT. TOWN SQUARE
GIRL enters a square, crosses it, sits down.
SHE peels a clementine, the peel spiraling in one piece.
SHE looks at a closed door nearby.
Stands and slowly makes her way over to the door. Knocks.