Swipe, tap, and slide your way through principles and practices of storyboarding.
Whether your aim is to learn, understand, or teach, Storyboarding: The Key Frame for Any Animated Production will provide you with real-world industry expertise and other resources to visualize and understand the preproduction process with clarity and detail. You’ll find video tutorials, illustrations, activities, and other interactive features to enliven your learning experience and help bring your storyboarding skills to new heights.
The eBook includes the following features:
-Video tutorials, detailed illustrations, and other tools enable users to visualize techniques with greater clarity and understand the entire process for any non-live action production.
-Interactive features help students and professionals to understand the finer points of storyboarding and work through problems and solutions.
-Skill-building activities are both fun and practical, and include exercises that enable users to practice what they’ve just learned.
-A unique collection of never-before seen guidance, comments and tips from industry professionals.
What’s in this book?
In Chapter 1, we provide an overview of storyboarding. We look at why storyboarding is valued and how it is used in different industries. In this chapter, two professionals share their takes on the storyboarding process from the viewpoint of a producer.
In Chapter 2, you’ll learn the essentials of drawing techniques from a storyboarding standpoint. This includes guidance on sketching figures and objects, bringing characters to life, perspective drawing, and frame composition.
In Chapters 3 – 6, we cover cinematic terms and principles and show how they apply to storyboarding for non-live action productions. Among these are the 180 degree rule, camera setup, editing, and continuity. We look not only at conventional practices, but also at situations that may allow us to break a rule effectively.
In Chapter 7, we look at the process of taking a script and turning it into a storyboard. While moving through the different steps, we share tools and tricks that help streamline the storyboarding process.
Finally, in Chapter 8, we focus on the contemporary digital practice of storyboarding and offer personal comparisons of software for creating digital storyboards and editing animatics.
This guide to storyboarding will appeal to visual industry professionals and students alike. Regardless of your goal, this eBook will give you a clear view on how to best approach and work through the storyboarding process.