ISBN-10:
0240803299
ISBN-13:
9780240803296
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
The Art of the Storyboard: Storyboarding for Film, TV, and Animation

The Art of the Storyboard: Storyboarding for Film, TV, and Animation

by John Hart

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240803296
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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BACKCOVER: A storyboard serves the same functions in many visual presentations as an outline does in word-based projects. Stoaryboarding is a skill that is very important for beginning directors to develop in previsualizing their shots and sets. It is also a critical skill in creating animation sequences, and is important to the multimedia developer in planning the needs of a project.

This book will show beginners how to use storyboards to communicate their vision to the cinematographer, set designer and special effects supervisor, or to create the skeletal outline around which an animated program is developed, or to plan a multimedia project.

It 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. Illustrations from the author's and other storyboard artists' work illuminate the text throughout.

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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

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