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Storyboarding Essentials: Scad Creative Essentials (How to Translate Your Story to the Screen for Film, TV, and Other Media)


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About the Author

BENJAMIN REID PHILLIPS has been teaching drawing, storyboarding, and sequential art courses at SCAD since 2004. He is also a sequential artist and illustrator whose work has been featured in the Cartoon Art Museum's Monsters of Webcomics series. He won the Georgia College Press Association's Best Editorial Feature for his District serial, Dr. Dead. Phillips has also worked on Devil's Due comic edition of FOX's hit TV series, Family Guy.

DAVID HARLAND ROUSSEAU has taught drawing and design courses at SCAD since 2005. He is an entrepreneur, author, award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, actor, and former video journalist and news reporter. In 2008, he was named to the Business Report and Journal's "40 Under 40" list, and is the recipient of a Silver ADDY Award. He has also written Savannah Tavern Tales and Pub Review and Savannah Ghosts: Haunts of the Hostess City, illustrated by Julie Collins.

Table of Contents


Foreword, by Stratton Leopold


1. What Is Storyboarding?

            The Types of Storyboards

            A Visual Road Map

2. Interpreting the Written Word

            Script Basics

            Script Breakdowns

            Spec Scripts Versus Shooting Scripts

            “And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor”

Exercise: Script Breakdowns and Thumbnails

A Difference of Opinion: The Great Savannah Race

Interview: Kenny Chaplin, DGA/DGC

3. Rendering

            Rough or Polished Finish

            Little Drawings, Big Ideas

            The Right Tool for the Job


A Difference of Opinion: Un-Deadwood

Interview: Keith Ingham

4. Principles, Elements, and Conventions

            Aspect Ratios

            Getting Started

Blocking the Composition

            Staying Organized


            How to Insert Shots

Exercise: Numbering

5. Continuity

            What Is Continuity?

            Axis and Allies

Breaking the Axis

            30 Degrees of Separation

Neutralizing and Cutaway Shots

            Screen Direction and Visual Logic

Avoiding Confusion

            Building Tension and Creating a Surprise

Don’t Turn Around

A Difference of Opinion: Hyde from Jekyll—the Chase

6. What the Camera Sees

            The Camera

            Deep and Wide

            Shooting on Location

            Framing Heights and Angles

Other Shots to Consider

            Cut to the Chase

            Behind the Scenes

Exercise: Identifying Framing Heights and Angles

7. Move Me!

            No Reaction Without “Action!”


            Drawings Versus Diagrams

Camera Moves as Drawings

            Photomatics and Digimatics

            Order Out of Chaos

Exercise: Movement Calls

A Difference of Opinion: Hyde from Jekyll—Transmogrification

Interview: Whitney Cogar

8. The Martini Shot

            Putting It All Together

            A Toast to Storyboarding

Afterword: Humans Tell Stories, by Tina O’Hailey



Product Details

Rousseau, David Harland
Watson-Guptill Publications
Phillips, Benjamin Reid
Rousseau, David H.
Film and Television-Reference
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