J. Todd Anderson

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J. Todd Anderson is a storyboard artist who has worked primarily with the Coen brothers, but also with an array of other filmmakers. He also, along with film archivist and friend George Willeman and WYSO D.J. Niki Dakota, produces Filmically Perfect. He made his directorial debut in 1998 with the film The Naked Man. A few years later, he served as Second Unit Director on the Coen brothers' Intolerable Cruelty, which earned him membership in the Directors Guild of America. Anderson also received credit for appearing in Fargo as "Victim in Field." Instead of his 'name' being used, he was credited with the symbol for the artist formerly known as Prince, which was turned on its side and a smiley face drawn in the circle. Anderson has stated that his role as storyboard artist is "less creative than interpretive." When working with Ethan and Joel Coen, the Coens go through the movie shot by shot, and Anderson works to "establish the scale, trap the angle, ID the character, get the action." Afterwords he sits and does a more polished drawing from the sketches drawn with the directors.
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