At The Food Court Of A Cineplex

making storyboard for horror short film at cineplex food court

When I get the feeling that I need to push myself a bit harder or that everything is going on too slowly, I like to change something in my working process. Like a small change of the working routine every now and then.

Sometimes it helps to work in another location- like the food court of one the cineplexes in Vienna. Since I get up early I am already sitting there at 7:00 AM, maybe 8:00 AM, completely alone – drawing the frames of the storyboard for the shooting of the next short film.

making storyboard for horror short film at cineplex food court

Sometimes, somebody who cleans the tables comes by – or some office chicks with too much make up on the way to the fitness center in the upper floor walk across the food court. But nobody stops to interrupt me. The cleaning staff does not care that I am sitting around as long as I do not leave a mess.

making storyboard for horror short film at cineplex food court

I like the tranquility in this usually crowded space…. And that there is a toilet nearby. Small things in life 🙂

making storyboard for horror short film at cineplex food court
making storyboard for horror short film at cineplex food court

And yes, the frames in my sketchbook above are for The Ballerina, the next episode of my horror / science fiction / fantasy web series called Shadows of Prey. The preparation of this one came out as a tough one – but I think that it will look great on screen. 🙂

8 responses to “At The Food Court Of A Cineplex

  1. Hi :),
    Reading about your process is fascinating to me. I am the total opposite. I usually prefer the same desk, same laptop, same room, same temperature, same drink (coffee) while I write. I even listen to the same song for hours over and over until it becomes like white noise in my brain, tricking my subconscious into coming closer to the surface. If I moved location I would like “oh, a shiny!” every three seconds and would likely not get much writing done. Forget it if there were people around. I am a notorious people watcher, wondering what they are thinking, who they are, what their lives are like. I can get lost in a place like the food court.

    Of course, these are my preferences.

    There is the side of me that carries all my writing on a flash drive, ready to access at a moment’s notice. Sometimes, strange machines call to me to come sit, login, and write. Blank paper does the same. I am forever doodling some lines of dialog or sketches of something or other. It is almost like…blank pages are offensive to me, they need ink and this is true in both reality and virtual reality.

    I think I would be happiest if I could just wander around randomly for the rest of my life writing snippets of myself on every page I see. Weird, huh? 🙂
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping my blog to check out my stories. Look forward to hearing any thoughts you want to share.
    Your drawings are still awesome! 🙂 have a great day!


    • Hello idream3223!
      Thank you for your kind words, I´m glad you like my sketches.
      And yes, your working process seems to be totally different from how I work. But I have to admit, that I just got used to working wherever I am sitting, because I have no choice 🙂
      It would be cool to have a studio one day again, where I have all my stuff together, but then, again, I´, afraid, that I would get out and work somewhere else again 🙂
      I can imagine that it can be very rewarding to observe people the way you do – you surely notice a lot of things others won´t see. And I guess, that this infuses in your writing as well (?)
      Have a nice day!


      • I do see things that others don’t , but you must as well? And it helps with your art I would imagine, too? I think you mentioned in another post I read that you also draw sometimes while on a train? Or maybe I made that up.

        Either way, I love that, the image of someone trying so very hard to capture the images that haunt them while the train bumps and shakes their hand. Life could also be described in such a way.

        Being versatile in where you make art is the greatest skill one could hope for because that makes the whole world your studio. Endless subjects, endless ideas, endless art.

        Sounds like heaven to me. 🙂


      • Thank you for your kind words, idream123 🙂
        And yes, I sketch mainly on my train rides, between bumps and shakes. But it’s ok. I once heard a podcast in which the speaker said, that everything is a possibility.
        It it hard sometimes not to forget that, but I think that this is true :)))
        Have a nice, creative day!

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  2. Amigo mio, hermoso lo que estas haciendo, ¿Donde es el lugar exacto? para recorrer en google map y recordar esoss lugares que compartimos en la infancia, un abrazo y sigue concretando tu sueño ,que de pasada te robo un pedazo para mi


    • Amigo mio, comparto con mucho gusto todo lo que decees 🙂 te Mando la direccion por facebook 🙂 Este cineplex es nuevo, lo constuyeron como hace 15 años atras, pero me gusta por que es grande y hay alto para comer :)))


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