VIDEO REPLAY - While I am working on a scroll, I load it into the crankie box and film it. If you are still working with a big roll of material at one end of the scroll, then this
might not be possible until you cut it from the roll.
Watching it on film helps you take a step back and get a sense of what the audience will see. It might also give you other ideas for the images
on the scroll or changes you would like to make.
GETTING FEEDBACK - I like to have a few people watch the crankie to get their honest feedback before I perform. Did they laugh
in the right place? What did they respond to? What did they like best? Did they not understand/recognize any of the images/parts of the story? Do they have ideas/suggestions? I find all of this feedback invaluable.
A WORK IN PROGRESS - I consider all the scrolls I have made to be works in progress. I may go back to a scroll that I performed years ago and make some changes and additions before I perform
it again. My skills are evolving and I do enjoy editing the scrolls. It's like revisiting an old friend. 🙂
Here are some examples of planning sketches from various artists.