PREVIS

PREVIS

PreVis has been proven time and again to be a highly valued resource to a film Director, to resolve visual construct on many levels. This is essentially a tool that empowers , enabling any concepts, story changes, timing, screen direction, and visual fx to be quickly tested and edited together for review, before committing to the full production pipeline.
Another primary previs function is in editorial as a “sequence placeholder”. There is often a period of some months before final footage is available for placing in the edit , and it is clear that camera and character motion holds up more dynamically than storyboard inserts with voice overs. Approved sequence can then be handed over to the Visual FX superviser for technical shot breakdowns and final costings.

I have worked collaboratively in teams around the world and have delivered on many productions where these methods have been employed, giving the Director and Ep’s a truely filmic experience. These include Peter Pan , Superman Returns, KingKong, Rogue, the Marine, the Last Dragon, Narnia : Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Buddha, Paradise Lost.

The following list identifies key factors that are developed and resolved in the Previs process:
complex camera motion, timing and rigging
VFX technical breakdowns: method and costings
digital visual effects placement ….atmospheres/ explosions / dust and water
safety consideration on set
Camera guide for set construction and level of detail
Scale issues
lighting considerations
Character performance
Screen direction
Performance Timing
Rough comps