Drawing with ideas means writing with images, conceptualizing and creating the whole image. I ask students considering storyboard work, “Do you love drawing people? “Do you draw fast and realistically? Do you love the cinema language, the grammar of shots, the director’s view of sequential imagery? Do you love generating script on a theme, writing as you illustrate?” Any two of those will make a fine storyboard artist, all four make Coe.
I’m a multi-feature writer director and fine artist. Experience and broader references make me useful to great directors who blossom with conceptual support. I provide shotlists for most of my directing clients. They trust me to erect the clear story foundation on which cinema’s built.
Kyle Cooper said it simply, “you save me a lot of time.” He speaks and he gets what he was looking for.
Karin Fong said, “you ad a lot of ideas,” I come in ready to write.
For animal director Diane Van Ussel its my ability to humanize the animals I draw.
Loyal directors & producers rely on my writing talent as well, they offering a client script or a concept for a sequence and than I run with it churning out gags, an expanded story. Being a visionary of cinema grammar and a writer of skill saves time and enhances the clients presentation or project.
EXXON AMERICAN MASTERPIECE THEATER, NURSE JACKIE, ARGO, SPIDER-MAN, DEAD MAN ON CAMPUS, SEVEN are award winning sequences.