The Minotaur: Death by String

The Minotaur: Death by String - student project

Here's my first draft of the Minotaur storytelling sequence. I know storyboards don't have to be super detailed, but dunno if it's too messy. Also, not sure the proper name for some shots, but I hope things are clear even without my little extra descriptions.

The Minotaur: Death by String - image 1 - student project

High, bright establishing shot:

Shot of the Labyrinth from above - Might change this, as making something look like a Labyrinth from outside, without an open roof is something I couldn't quite get yet.

The Minotaur: Death by String - image 2 - student project

Interior establishing shot:

The seven kids getting trapped within as the dungeon door closes on them. Into the darkness.

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The kids cower, but Theseus steps in to comfort them. He has a secret weapon.

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Detail, low angle shot:

Show Theseus's 'secret weapon', a ball of golden yarn. Theseus looks powerful in this shot.

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Contrasting high angle shot:

We hear a deep, echoing ROAR. Take away Theseus's power.

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Detail interaction shot:

Close in on Theseus giving one of the other youths the ball end of the gold yarn. Important detail for later.

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Framed shot:

Show Theseus moving away from the group and deeper into the labyrinth.

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Reverse shot:

Show how the gold yarn is being pulled, as well as showing Theseus going further in.

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Theseus continues exploring. We get some environmental detail showing the danger involved.

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Closeup, bright shot.

We see Theseus's heroic determination as he continues on, which changes very quickly as we pull back to...

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Trucked out, dark shot:

Our first shot of the Minotaur. It's gigantic, and easily overshadows Theseus.

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And Theseus runs, as we see the Minotaur pull back.

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Fast Scene-change,  Implied action shot:

We see the gold yarn ball from the point of view of the other youths, as it pulls taut.

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Followup action shot:

Theseus gets slammed into a pile of skulls.

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Point of View shot:

We see the Minotaur from Theseus's point of view, it comes closer.

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Detail shot:

We close-in on the gold yarn wrapped near the Minotaur's throat.

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Action shot:

Theseus runs under the Minotaur's arm, tightening the gold yarn against the Minotaur's throat.

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Action shot:

Theseus pulls on the gold yarn on his end, the Minotaur screams in resistance.

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Jump cut shot:

We cut to the other youths, who are now pulling the gold yarn as hard as they can from their end.

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Detail shot:

We see the Minotaur's knees hit the ground. Okay, they don't look like minotaur knees. First Draft!

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Low-angle victory shot:

Theseus sits over the Minotaur, the gold yarn no longer tight, and a smile on his face.