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Art of the Storyboard. (The) John Hart 2nd Ed.
- Author: John Hart
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press: 2007
- ISBN: 9780240809601
The Art of the Storyboard Key Features:
* Plan effectively, communicate clearly and budget accurately with strong storyboards
* See how it's done - with more than 150 detailed sketches and storyboards illustrating every point
* If you are just starting your filmmaking career and want to get to grips with this vital preproduction tool - let John Hart show you how!
You don't need to be Rembrandt to tell a story with pictures.
Whatever your artistic ability, from stick figure sketches to polished realism, you can use basic drawing techniques and conventions to plan and communicate your film's story with effective storyboards - a vital skill for all budding filmmakers.
Amateur and student filmmakers planning their first film and facing storyboards for the first time will find this an accessible introduction to a vital subject. They will learn basic drawing techniques such as the use of perspective, light and shade, and depth of field needed to render the human figure in motion. As well as essential components of storyboarding, such as framing, placement of figures and use of camera angles.
ContentsThe Storyboardﾒs Beginnings: Where it all started; The Storyboard Artist is a Part of Preproduction Team; Basic components of the Storyboard; Create on Demand - How to Accommodate the Production Team; On Planes and Perspective; Added Emphasis on Design, Composition and Color; Showing Action in Your Storyboard; Depth of Field and Light Sources; Dynamics of the Shot; Animatics ﾖ The Future of Motion Control.
The Art of the Storyboardshows 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 Storyboardcovers 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.