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An effective combination of creative exercises, real-life examples, and simple illustrations are integrated in this "how-to" book, teaching readers to develop their storyboarding skills for a variety of media types, including film, television, animation, and interactive media. Each aspect of the storyboarding process is carefully examined including creating visually specific shot lists and overhead diagrams, and drawing simple sketches that express a clear understanding of staging, editing, and composition. Coverage is rounded out with a comprehensive overview of camera techniques that helps readers visualize a scene before the process of storyboarding begins.
a 'hands-on approach' provides active learning of the planning process for projects used by directors, cinematographers, producers, and art directors
interviews with artists in the field provide professional advice and informative tips and tricks that every storyboard artist should know
practical exercises assist potential artists in honing their skills and becoming better at visualizing objects and character placement
the importance of aspect ratios to the storyboarding process, composition, and depth of field and lighting are examined, key terminology is explained and illustrative examples are presented
templates for creating storyboards are provided for photocopying
a Instructor's Guide on CD-ROM contains sample syllabi, additional projects and assignments, test questions and more
Table of Contents:
Visual Storytelling and Storyboards.Origins of Storyboards and Aspect Ratios.Fundamentals of the Shot.From Script to Storyboard.Composition.Prespective.Lighting.Continuity.Animation, Film and Special Effects.Commericals.New Media.Animatics.Drawing the Human Form.The Business of Storyboarding