Barn Owl Storyboard
As a case study, I put together a quick storyboard based on the Gwen Harwood poem : Barn Owl.  Using a combination of traditional /digital and  CGI imagery 
Daybreak: the household slept. 
I rose, blessed by the sun. 
A horny fiend, I crept 
out with my father's gun. 
Let him dream of a child 
obedient, angel-mind- 

old no-sayer, robbed of power 
by sleep. I knew my prize 
who swooped home at this hour 
with day-light riddled eyes 
to his place on a high beam 
in our old stables, to dream 

light's useless time away. 
I stood, holding my breath, 
in urine-scented hay, 
master of life and death, 
a wisp-haired judge whose law 
would punish beak and claw. 

My first shot struck. He swayed, 
ruined, beating his only 
wing, as I watched, afraid 
by the fallen gun, a lonely 
child who believed death clean 
and final, not this obscene 

bundle of stuff that dropped, 
and dribbled through the loose straw 
tangling in bowels, and hopped 
blindly closer. I saw 
those eyes that did not see 
mirror my cruelty 

while the wrecked thing that could 
not bear the light nor hide 
hobbled in its own blood. 
My father reached my side, 
gave me the fallen gun. 
'End what you have begun.' 

I fired. The blank eyes shone 
once into mine, and slept. 
I leaned my head upon 
my father's arm, and wept, 
owl blind in early sun 
for what I had begun.
Gwen Harwood ​​​​​​​
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