STORYBOARDS

Original storyboard book used in the film's production by Ernest D. Farino. 

The incredibly talented artist Michael Ploog drew storyboards for The Thing from the scenes envisioned in Bill Lancaster's screenplay.  Ploog and Rob Bottin worked hand-in-hand on the effects, Ploog with his sketches and pencils, Bottin with clay and sculptures.  Mentor Huebner, another talented illustrator, came in to fill Ploog's shoes and work on the Blair Monster.  He designed the storyboards and laid out the scenes for this complex sequence which would take the visual effects crew to their very limits. Ploog left production early and Mentor took over as the head illustrator, completing the final design on the Blair Monster with Rob Bottin.  A nod also to Willy Whitten who drew concept storyboards for various scenes. 

"We were constantly fighting the Blair Monster from looking funny.  We had to be careful it didn't go ridiculously overboard.  One laugh in the crowd and there goes the whole ballgame." ~Mentor Huebner. 

Click a gallery to view photos full size and scroll through, there are lots of storyboards to see in each gallery! 

The Spaceship

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SB Saucer in the ice 001
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SB Saucer in the ice 012
SB Saucer in the ice 012
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SB Saucer in the ice 002
SB Saucer in the ice 002
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SB Saucer in the ice 003
SB Saucer in the ice 003
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SB Saucer in the ice 004
SB Saucer in the ice 004
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SB Saucer in the ice 006
SB Saucer in the ice 006
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SB Saucer in the ice 007
SB Saucer in the ice 007
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SB Saucer in the ice 008
SB Saucer in the ice 008
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The Spaceship
The Spaceship
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The Norwegian Camp

SB Norwegian Camp 002
SB Norwegian Camp 002
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SB Norwegian Camp 001
SB Norwegian Camp 001
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SB Norwegian Camp 007
SB Norwegian Camp 007
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SB Norwegian Camp 009
SB Norwegian Camp 009
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SB Norwegian Camp 008
SB Norwegian Camp 008
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SB Norwegian Camp 017
SB Norwegian Camp 017
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SB Norwegian Camp 012
SB Norwegian Camp 012
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SB Norwegian Camp 011
SB Norwegian Camp 011
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SB Norwegian Camp 010
SB Norwegian Camp 010
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The Kennel

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Dogtown

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sbdt9
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Norris Transformation

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Garry and Nauls

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sbb9nauls
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sbb13nauls
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sbb11nauls
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Blair Monster

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Blair Pt. 2
Blair Pt. 2
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Blair Pt. 1
Blair Pt. 1
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