From sketch
to character


In the creation of a film, there comes the moment when we think about the costumes: materials, cuts, colors, accessories, etc.



The first step is creative sketches, where the designer lets his imagination run wild. He proposes a point of view on a character, which will evolve significantly until the final version (as seen in the film).



In a second step, we specify the details that will give the character its particularity. These will be valuable indications for the making of the costume.



Finally, the seamstress creates working sketches to make the various pieces of the costume.



This work is adjusted with the fittings; here, it is Michel who lends himself to the game under the needles of Beatrice.



This process of reflection will have brought together various actors throughout the film: first the scriptwriters, who bring their mental image of the characters, but also the director (notably responsible for the artistic part of the film) and finally the seamstresses, creators of the final piece.





Focus on…
the storyboard !

This “comic strip” does not leave the hands of the director: it will provide him with all the information concerning the shots to be shot.





A technical definition:


A storyboard is a document used in the cinema during pre-production to plan the needs of all the shots that will make up the film, both technically (framing, camera movements, special effects) and artistically (built sets, virtual sets). Its layout resembles that of a comic strip, with each thumbnail representing a shot, sometimes described in several drawings. The proposed order is that of the final cut.


What does it look like?
Example with a training scene


Storyboard - ENG