Synopses & Reviews
The Art of the Storyboard shows beginners how to conceptualize and render the drawings that will communicate continuity to the cinematographer, set designer, and special effects supervisor, or to create the skeletal outline around which an animated program is developed.
Using sketches of shots from classic films, from silents to the present, The Art of the Storyboard covers the history and evolution of this craft and discusses the essentials of translating one's vision onto paper, from the rough sketch to the finished storyboard. Over 100 illustrations from the author's and other storyboard artists' work illuminate the text throughout. Exercises at the end of each chapter help students to develop essential drawing and visualizing skills.
The Art of the Storyboard teaches basic drawing techniques and illustrates the use of perspective, light and shade, and depth of field needed in order to render the human figure in motion. In this book students are introduced to essential components of storyboarding, such as framing, placement of figures, and use of camera angles
-the only book on storyboarding for media
'While this book seems targeted at professional storyboard artists, beginners who want to take a more professional approach toward productions will find it valuable. It is chock full of valuable advice for anyone who wishes to create a visual representation of a production before rolling tape.' - Videomaker
create a visual representation of a production before rolling tape.' - Videomaker
Aims to show beginners how to use storyboards to communicate their ideas to the cinematographer, set designer and special effects supervisor. The book covers the history of this craft and the essential skills needed, from the rough sketch to the finished storyboard.
Table of Contents
The Storyboard's Beginnings; The Storyboard Artist: Team Player; Drawing the Basic Storyboard; How the Storyboard Meets the Needs of Each Member of the Production Team; Drawing the Components of the Storyboard; More Basic Drawing Techniques; Giving Order and Increased Reality To the Visuals Within the Storyboard; Depth of Field/Manipulating Light; Perspective and Depth of Field/More on Receding Planes; The Shot Part I; The Shot Part II; Appendix 1: A Word About Cartoons, Commercials, and Multimedia; Appendix 2: Interviews