With the release of The Tree of Life I am featuring my work on this amazing masterpiece that I was very fortunate to have worked on.
Excerpt from an American Cinematography interview with John Toll.
AC: From what you've said about Malick's personality, I'm assuming he isn't big on storyboards.
Toll: Actually, we did storyboard a few sections of the film. At the beginning of the picture, the troops are on a transport ship on the way to Guadalcanal, and there's a big landing sequence. We storyboarded that because we didn't have the resources to have the numbers of real ships and transports that we needed; we had to do some CGI, so we used the sketches to simplify our lives. Whenever you have a sequence on the water, you can immediately get into trouble if you're not prepared.