I’ve been painting and drawing for years.. It’s part of getting creative energy out and partly about defining characters and the world in pictures, shape and colour, for me, symbols and numbers, images, characters.. I think and see in pictures. With drawing sometimes, It’s easier than explaining what I’m thinking sometimes to just draw a diagram or silhouette, I’m not an artist, it’s just that it’s a useful shorthand and outlet, for descriptive purposes and constructive development towards something I’m into.
Working out what works any means necessary. When I read a script, I see it in pictures, I often am surprised how incredibly off I am, when I get to set or when I see the directors, design vision, but there have been times, sometimes however, I’ve already seen the scene or rooms very similar in my head and the room, or characters stand there as it looked when I first read it. I read a script normally once and it comes to life, it’s how I smell out mistruth and opportunities, missed or captured, subjective to taste of course; it’s just how I approach a script or case file, the way that when you see a good movie once you could explain almost line for line to a friend what you just saw and why it’s so amazing they have to see it, so it’s not being lazy, I hope, that’s just how my head takes in information, if I have to read a script more than once it’s either super complicated or it’s something I’m going to work out eventually a way into, somehow, not always though I’m no Einstein either.. Best laid plans and all-