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    Storyboarding Questions

    Hey There,
    You've helped me in the past so I'm coming back at ya.
    I've been asked to do some storyboards for a project in my spare time. I've been mainly focused on traditional life drawing and painting lately, so I think this will be something new and fun to try out.
    I was hoping I could get some advice on storyboards in general, making them look professional. Maybe even some helpful resources. Pro-Tips, the like.
    Thanks a lot guys.
    Looking forward to the discussion.

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    Storyboards usually visualize a script. The script, if it is written well, sets the scenes. You interpret the written words. You need to familiarize yourself with camera shots and camera angles and moves, so the people filming know what to do. Thunbnail them out first with no detail to get the flow of the sequences, then flesh out the characters and lighting. You have to follow film convention and be aware of line of action and other rules so people can follow the story and not be confused by whats going on. There are template for storyboards you can find on the web. Usually there are three to six boards a page with room for dialog .

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    Check out this book -

    Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen


    Great reference on shot vocabulary and shot choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Frank View Post
    Check out this book -

    Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen


    Great reference on shot vocabulary and shot choices
    Thanks for posting this, I forgot the name of this book but it is the bible for pro's in the industry.

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    Thanks a lot dpaint, that's good information. And Mike Frank, I'll definitely check that out. Thanks!

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    You should check out Scott McCloud's "Making Comics"-- it's not storyboarding per se, but it offers a really accessible guide to understanding how communicate effectively in this medium and is also a super entertaining read, as the whole book is done in comic form. I've found it invaluable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanya View Post
    You should check out Scott McCloud's "Making Comics"-- it's not storyboarding per se, but it offers a really accessible guide to understanding how communicate effectively in this medium and is also a super entertaining read, as the whole book is done in comic form. I've found it invaluable.
    And while we are at it check out the 2 other books by Scott McCloud ''Understanding Comics'' and ''Reinventing comics''.

    They wont help you on story boarding that much but they are a great read.

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    You can view many excellent storyboards by various professionals here:
    http://storyboardcentral.blogspot.com/

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    The book "the making of jurassic park" has some great storyboards in it

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