Gremlins 2: Cinematographer John Hora's Storyboard Binder
From the man who shaped the images that we see on screen, John Hora was instrumental in bringing to life Joe Dante's vision for Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
The Gremlins Museum
John Hora was the cinematographer for the 1990 film "Gremlins 2: The New Batch," directed by Joe Dante. The film was a sequel to the 1984 hit "Gremlins," and Hora was tasked with bringing the world of Gremlins to life again in an even more visually stunning and comedic way.
One of the most notable aspects of Hora's work on the film is his use of vibrant colors. His film's palettes are bold and bright, with a wide range of colors that help to create a distinct and fantastical world.
The film's setting, a high-rise building in New York City, provided Hora with a unique almost open world location to showcase his skills. His use of lighting and composition helped create a sense of chaos and destruction as the Gremlins wreaked havoc in the building.
In addition to his technical skills, Hora's understanding of the film's comedic tone helped him create visually striking and hilarious images. His contributions to the film truly brought the Gremlins and their hijinks to life on the big screen. His work on "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" is a testament to his talent as a cinematographer and his ability to bring a filmmaker's vision to life.
This fantastic binder contains John Hora's storyboards from his work on Gremlins 2 and has his personal MON0054 stamp on every page.
Storyboards are visual representations of a film's script and are used to plan and organize shots before filming. They consist of a series of illustrations that depict the key moments in a scene, as well as the camera angles, movements, and characters involved (see Gizmo above). Storyboards are essential in the pre-production process, as they help the filmmakers plan out the visual elements of the film, and make adjustments and changes before filming begins. They provide a clear understanding of the film's visual narrative, making it easier for the director and cinematographer to execute the vision.
What I find most incredible about this binder are the scenes contained that were fully storyboarded out, but never actually shot. There are numerous storyboard sheets like the expanded 'Secretary Gremlin' attack that sadly never made the movie.