Page 1

GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

1

7s

Shot Type Still shot

Editing Notes (1) Mr. Flores start taping nervously with his shoe, hinting next shot

Interior Manny’s office Front Room Action / Dialog

Action : The shadow of an opening door visible on the floor. Manny’s shadow appears in the door frame in shadow Manny : “Sorry for the way Mr Flores.”(1) Action : The shadow’s of Manny’s scythe appears in the door frame as well Manny : “I am ready to take you now.” Celso: “Take me? Take me where?” Action: Manny walks in, obscuring most of the frame (equiv. black frame) Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

2

5s

Shot Type Angled close-up on Celso’s shoes

Editing Notes

1

Frame No:

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

01/18 Props: Set settings

Manny’s office Ashtray and mexican decorative item on the Desk Celso’s shoes visible

Notes Lighting: • Celso framed in right’s window lighting • Entrance windows lighting

202 - 322

Props:

Interior Manny’s office

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action : Celso taping nervously with his foot Manny (off) : “No, No, there is no need to be nervous” Action : The passing shadow of Manny appears in the frame of light projected on the floor from the window, moving from right to left Celso (off): “N-nervous? N-no… I-i-it’s…”

Scene:

1

Frame No:

323 - 402

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

3

3s

Shot Type Low Angle Medium Close Up on Celso

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

02/18 Props:

Manny’s Office interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Celso: “… your appearance… it’s, well, a little intimidating…”

Top two rows of filing cabinet in view.

Notes Editing Notes

Natural light from the left (windows).

Shot angle reused in Shot 5

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

4

7s

Shot Type (Celso’s) eye level angle OSS (Celso’s)

1

Frame No:

403 - 451

Props:

Manny’s Office interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny: “Intimidating? Me? But I’m your friend! My name’s Manny Calavera. I’m your new travel agent”

Computer screen prominently exposed on the right. In pre-login mode.

Notes Editing Notes

Tube is visible. Flag is up. This is actually a logical mistake in the flow of the game. To be reconsidered.

Scene:

Frame No:

452 - 558


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

5

3.5 s

Shot Type Low Angle Medium Close Up on Celso

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

03/18 Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Celso: “I don’t want a new travel agent, I want to go home!” Action: While speaking Celso waves his left hand with a lit up cigarette nervously near his mouth

Cigarette Post prod FX for smoke

Notes

Editing Notes Same shot angle as in Shot 3

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

6

2s

Shot Type (Celso’s) eye level angle OSS (Celso’s)

1

Frame No:

559 – 610

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Post prod FX for smoke

Manny (laughing): “You can’t go home, Celso.”

Notes Editing Notes Same as in shot 4 but this time Left cigarette holding hand of Celso in frame

Scene:

1

Frame No:

611 - 642


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

7

2.5s

Shot Type Low Angle Medium Close Up on Celso

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

04/18 Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny (off): “You are dead. But you are alone”

Cigarette Post prod FX for smoke

Notes Editing Notes Same angle as shot 3 & 4

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

8

7s

Shot Type (Celso’s) eye level angle OSS (Celso’s)

Editing Notes Same as in shot 6 and 4

1

Frame No:

643 - 681

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny: “Everybody here is just as dead as you.” (Manny points at Celso) “That’s what we call it the ‘Land of the Dead’” Action: Manny turns around to sit on his chair, facing his computer. And puts aside its scythe along the wall by the window in the same move. Manny: “Are you ready for your big journey?”

Scene:

1

Frame No:

682 - 786

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

9

3s

Shot Type Close Up on Celso’s face

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

05/18 Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Celso: “No!” (silence, then sounding resigned, looking down) “What journey?”

Notes Editing Notes

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

10

9.5s

Shot Type Medium Close up on Many

Editing Notes

1

Frame No:

787 - 831

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: Manny finishes to sit on his chair, and then adjust it forward a little bit to get closer to his computer. Manny is still turning his head to look at Celso. Manny: “The four-year (1) journey of the soul. It is quite a big trip. And I can’t lie to you Celso. It could be very, very dangerous!”

(1) Sound of the chair as Manny readjust position

Scene:

1

Frame No:

832 - 976

In the came the Scythe left along the wall 2 shotes ago has disapeared. In the movie the Scythe will need to be there. Computer screen with log-in interface visible

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

11

<1s

Shot Type Close Up on Celso

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

06/18 Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: Celso makes a terrorized face. Manny (off): “Unless!...”

Notes Editing Notes Same angle as shot 9

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

12

5.5s

Shot Type Medium close up on Manny

Editing Notes Same shot as Scene 10

1

Frame No:

977 - 990

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny: “We were to take that money you were buried with…” Action: Manny reach out to his desk to pick up 3 brochures that he is then holding in front of him, in a card hand fashion. Manny: “…and buy a better travel package from us!” Action: Manny put back the brochure on the desk (off frame) Manny: “I mean, wouldn’t you…” Scene:

1

Frame No:

991 - 1074

Brochures Remember the scythe by the windows

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

13

3s

Shot Type Cut-in Bird’s eye on Manny’s desktop

Editing Notes

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

07/18 Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: Manny talks as he spread the 3 brochures on his desk in front of Celso. Manny (off): “…rather cross the Land of the Dead in your own sports car” Action: Manny tap two time on the first brochure with his finger.

Ashtray Mexican decorative item Cigarette 3 Brochures

Notes

Celso is down Manny is up

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

14

1.5s

Shot Type Close Up on Celso

1

Frame No:

1075 - 1122

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: Celso looks down thoughtfully on the table (at the brochures off-frame) Manny (off): “Maybe try a luxury…”

No cigarette required for this shot

Notes Editing Notes Same shot angle as in shot 9 and 11

Scene:

1

Frame No:

1123 - 1145


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

15

7s

Shot Type Cut-in on Manny’s hand Bird’s View angle on table top

Editing Notes

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

08/18 Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny (off): “…Ocean Cruise. Or…” Action: Manny’s finger tap once on the second brochure then, move in a caressing way above the third brochure Manny (off): “if you led a very good life, you may even be eligible for a ticket on the Number 9 itself!”

Same prop setting as shot 13

Notes

Same angle than shot 13

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

16

3s

Shot Type Close up on Clelso

Editing Notes

1

Frame No:

1146 - 1248

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

No cigarette

Action: Celso, face down, looks thoughtfully at the brochures with growing interest. Celso: “The number 9?” Manny: “That’s our top of the line…” Action: Celso face rise to look into Manny’s face.

Same Angle as 9, 11, 14

Scene:

1

Frame No:

1249 - 1292

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

17

11.5s

Shot Type Medium Close up on Manny (Celso’s POV)

Editing Notes As in shot 12, 10

Shot

Est. Time

18

1s

Shot Type Close Up on Manny’s face (computer’s screen POV)

09/18

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Scythe must still be there

Manny: “…express train. It shoots straight to the Ninth Underworld , the Land of Eternal Rest, in four minutes instead of four years! But very few people qualify. Let’s take a look at your…” Action: The end of the shot shows manny turning his back on Celso to face his computer in the background

1

Page :

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Scene:

Intro Cut Scene

Frame No:

Notes

1293 - 1465

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny: “… records.” (keyboard noise and computer buzz noise at the end of the shot) Notes

Editing Notes

Scene:

1

Frame No:

1466 - 1485


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

19

5.8s

Shot Type Extreme Close Up at computer Screen (Manny’s POV)

Editing Notes Can see Manny's head moving in the reflection of the computer screen

Shot

Est. Time

20

3.5s

Shot Type Medium Close Up on Celso Straight, no angle

Post prod animation by CG?

Manny: "hummm?.." Action: A vertical gauge rendered on the screen drops while four icons representing a train, a ferry, a car, and a bus gets crossed out The gauge seems to go off-scale in the negatives. An arrow blinks on the negative showing bar. Manny: "Well!..."

Frame No:

Set settings

Manny (off): "The bad news is the train appears to be just out of your reach. But…" Action: Celso is face down absorbed reading the Super 9 brochure, while smoking . His head raise toward Manny on the “bad news"...

Editing Notes

Frame No:

Very tricky reflexion issues with Manny’s head and desk showing as a pale reflection on the computer screen

Props:

Action / Dialog

1

Notes

1486 - 1573

Manny’s Office Interior

Scene:

10/18

Set settings

Action / Dialog

1

Page :

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Scene:

Intro Cut Scene

1574 - 1630

Cigarette Number 9 Brochure in Celso’s hand Post pod smoke

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

21

2.5s

Shot Type OTS shot (Manny’s) with focus on computer screen

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

11/18 Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny: "… I still got a coupla tricks up my sleeve here" Action: Chart gets replaced by some lines of code are scrolling quickly across the computer screen

Probably need some post prod CG animation for the screen?

Notes

Editing Notes

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

22

6.5s

Shot Type Close up at Manny’s face

Editing Notes Same shot angle as in shot 18

1

Frame No:

1631 - 1667

Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: Manny's head is down at the beginning, then he raise his chin Manny: "hum, hum" (noding once approbatively, then heading down) Action: Celso slides in the frame from the right in a funny way, trying to look over Manny’s shoulder Manny: "Yah! Ha!" (heads go up a bit) (Celso nodes hopefully) Manny: "Yes… That's the ticket …" Action: Manny starts spinning on his chair toward Celso on his rotating chair Scene:

1

Frame No:

1668 - 1765

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

23

2.5s

Shot Type Medium Close up on Manny (Celso’s POV)

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

12/18 Props:

Manny’s Office Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: Manny, finishing his chair spin move toward Celso, finger pointing up to the screen Manny: "The EXCELSIOR LINE!"

Some sort of framed certificate appears on the screen. Post prod?

Notes Editing Notes As in shot 10, 12, 17

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

24

6.5s

Shot Type Cut in the walking stick with a high angle (Celso’s POV)

Editing Notes

1

Frame No:

1766 - 1806

DOD Office Building, front door, exterior Action / Dialog

Manny (opening his hand) : “Yes! She's a beauty." (then tapping twice with his finger on the head of the stick) "That compass in the handle will sure come in handy, too…" Action: Celso tilt the stick revealing the top of the head with the compass adjusting to the north. Manny: "Oh, your are going to have..."

Scene:

2

Frame No:

1807 - 1908

Props: Set settings Excelsior stick Some ceramic flooring (red marble, glossy) Some wall decoration visible

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

25

3s

Shot Type OTS shot (Manny’s) High angle on Celso

DOD Office Building, front door, exterior Action / Dialog

Manny: “…a great trip. I wish I was going!" Action: Celso looking up from Compass to Manny standing 2 steps up, and resting the stick on the floor ("tick") Celso: "Why don't you? "

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

13/18 Props: Set settings

Scythe visible in Manny’s hand Excelsior stick Stairs in red marble Sidewalk in light gray Street (asphalt), A lamp pole (base visible only) Some bits of wall on the side

Notes

Editing Notes Manny’s right, standing over Celso thanks to his leg extenders

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

26

13.5s

Shot Type OTS shot (Celso’s) Low angle, Then zoom out down the sairs.

Editing Notes Celso’s left, looking up. with Mid-shot of Manny. Manny towering upon him

2

Frame No:

1909 - 1955

DOD Office Building, front door, exterior Action / Dialog

Celso: “You could give me a lift" Manny: "Oh, I can't leave here until I’ve worked off a little debt to the powers that be" (looking embarrassingly at down the handle of his scythe) Action: Celso raising the hand to his hat Celso: “Community service, hey?" Action: Celso to turn on himself facing the street and start to walk down the front stairs toward the street Scene:

2

Frame No:

1956 – 2162

Props: Set settings Celso Manny Scythe Wall/door pattern in the back filling the whole bakground

Notes Very difficult back traveling camera move down the stairs.


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

26 (2)

13.5s

Shot Type Zoom out

DOD Office Building, front door, exterior

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

14/18 Props: Set settings

Action / Dialog

Celso: “Well, I guess there are some folks worse off than me.” Action: Celso walk down the stairs taping his walking stick on the floor as he goes. Notes

Editing Notes

Additional screen shot for the traveling shot

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

26 (3)

13.5s

Shot Type Zoom out Low angle shot centered on Many

2

Frame No:

1956 – 2162

DOD Office Building, front door, exterior

Props: Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny: "Ho, I will be leaving here soon enough!" Action: Celso walk off-frame to the right, leaving Manny up the stairs, centered. .

Editing Notes

Notes Additional screen shot for the traveling shot

Scene:

2

Frame No:

1956 – 2162


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

27

4s

Shot Type OTS (Manny’s right shoulder) Low angled centred on Celso (down on the side walk)

DOD Office Building, front door, exterior Action / Dialog

Manny (to himself): "Not thanks for deadend, no-commission, low-life cases like yours, menso" Action: Manny turns around back to door of DOD building

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

15/18 Props: Set settings

Street view with car, lamp, sign, back of the car, opposite building in the far background. This is a whole news set.

Notes

Editing Notes

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

28

8s

Shot Type OTS (@ Eva’s left shoulder)

Editing Notes

2

Frame No:

2163 - 2223

DOD Office building, Office floor, elevator corridor, interior. Action / Dialog

Action: Elevators open with a ding. Eva is doing her nails at her desk. Eva: " Hey Manny! The boss told me to tell you not to leave early tonight. He wants to talk to you about something…" Action: Manny walk pass the desk exiting the frame by the left and make a "roger" sign with his hand to Eva

Scene:

3

Frame No:

2224 - 2340

Props: Set settings Eva’s Desk, desk lamp Paper on the desk Pen Clock 2 framed picture on her desk (salvador?)

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

29

6.5s

Shot Type Wide shot centered on corridor

Editing Notes

DOD Office building, Office floor, elevator corridor, interior.

Est. Time

30 (1)

18s

Shot Type Extreme close up on “Premium client” file cabinet, the zoom out behind tube.

Editing Notes

Page :

16/18 Props: Set settings

Action / Dialog

Eva (off): “…when he gets back from his trip” Manny: "Tell Dom not to worry…” (to himself, in a depressed tone) “I am not going anywhere" Action: Manny walks down the corridor, crossing the frame from right to far left, eventually reaching his door, opening it and going through. Scene:

Shot

Intro Cut Scene

3

Frame No:

2341 - 2441

Props:

Manny’s Office, Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Manny (off): "… espcially not with client like that"

Action: Manny's hand reach out for the handle and (surprise) "turns" open the drawer which appears to be a “trompe-l'oeil” for a wardrobe door.

Scene:

4

Frame No:

Notes

2442 - 2711

Filling cabinet showing sticker with number z9359516 and "PREMIUM CLIENTS"

Notes Difficult zoom out or back traveling


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

30 (2)

18s

Shot Type Zooming back behind desk and then

Editing Notes

Action: Manny removes his black hood costume revealing a dark blue suit and some leg extentions. Manny: “Where do they get these guys? they don't qualify for anything good,…" Action: Manny reach out to his leg extender switching off some pneumatic valve and start to get down. Manny: “…so I can' t sell them anything good,"

Shot

Est. Time

30 (3)

18s

Shot Type Zooming back to a POV against the wall just behind the Tube barely appearing in the lower part of the frame

Frame No:

17/18

Set settings

Action / Dialog

4

Page :

Props:

Manny’s Office, Interior

Scene:

Intro Cut Scene

Pneumatic leg extender Removable black hood

Notes

2442 - 2711

Props:

Manny’s Office, Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: Manny throw his legs extentions into the cupboard one by one. Manny: “…can't work off my time, and I am stuck. Stuck selling walking sticks to a bunch of burros for eternity."

Editing Notes

Scene:

4

Frame No:

2442 - 2711

Notes


GRIM FANDANGO STOP-MO STORY BOARD Shot

Est. Time

31

6.5s

Shot Type Mid Shot from POV of entrance door

Intro Cut Scene

Page :

18/18 Props:

Manny’s Office, Interior

Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: Manny holding the back of his skulls thoughtfully. Manny: "I need better client. I need a real saint. I need a lead on a rich dead saint" Action: Tube start to vibrate / shake

Tube vibrating with movable flag

Notes

Editing Notes

Scene:

Shot

Est. Time

32

??

Shot Type Wide Shot POV of the wall behind the tube

Editing Notes

4

Frame No:

2712 - 1813

Manny’s Office, Interior

Props: Set settings

Action / Dialog

Action: The flag of the tube goes up and a “ding” sound Manny: “Humm que es esto?" Action: Manny walks toward the tube and remove a message from the pneumatic device and starts to read

Scene:

4

Frame No:

Notes This part is outside the cut Scene and inside the gameplay.

Grim Fandango Intro Story Board  

Story Board of the intro Cut scene of Grim Fandago.

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