I'm planning my first Major (well major for me) project and I'm at the story board stage. ie trying to establish what shots I need in what scene. Can anyone give me advice on the best way to go about this. I have a problem in that I can't really draw. I did look at a piece of software that helps with the drawing but I found it to fiddly to use. I should mention it is a zero budget project. (or as near to zero as possible)
I may have gotten to ambitious for my first shoot as there are a lot of night scenes. A driving scene. 2 dance scenes. Slow motion and time laps. I think the only sensible thing I decided was that I don't have to worry about sound as it will just be a music track.
My problem is my lack of expedience in planning shots as I have always just shot what I saw. Now I need to be more disciplined.
I have worked out locations and characters and the basic narrative (well most of it) BUT without getting to formulaic. I need to know about when do I need an establishing shot. ie should this be done at the beginning of every scene. I get the feeling now I written this I'm asking the impossible.
Even though I would still appreciate any pointers anyone could give me.