James' storyboarding process varies depending upon the production, whether film, television, animation or advertising, but always involves the translation of the directors vision to a visual guide, in preparation for filming and / or post production visual effects.
Working with the Director, James will usually focus on the most challenging and often more expensive scenes of the production. Typically this involves carefully planning stunts, vehicle chases, scenes involving animals, digital or practical effects, or challenging camera movements.
By the end of initial meetings, he will have rough thumbnail drawings of all required shots. These are taken to the studio and used as reference for the final set of storyboards, available as both hard and digital copies.
They convey the directors vision in a clear and dynamic way to production, cast and crew in preparation for filming, and are used as reference on set.
Below is a small selection of James' storyboards for films and television.