The Storyboard Design Course: The Ultimate Guide for Artists, Directors, Producers and Scriptwriters Paperback – Feb 1 2008
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About the Author
Giuseppe Cristiano is a renowned Italian cartoonist, illustrator, director and storyboard artist. He has taught storyboarding for film and television, teaching at a number of art schools and film schools in Europe, as well as directing his own online course.
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But there is also a lot to offer for those in the gaming or movie industry who have to work with storyboard artists, as I do. I think after reading the book I have a clearer understanding of how I should approach storyboard contracts, and the types of guidance that should be provided to the artists working with me. As well, it gives me some ideas on how to better communicate my initial ideas of what a project can be to a wider audience.
A good book, overall, and I definitely recommend it for game designers to check out.
Storyboards are essential tools used in the creation of media production. It is the best way to present a concept before sinking in manpower and money. If you take a look at the animation art books I have on site, you'll notice that storyboards are in almost every single one of them, e.g. All Pixar movies, Superman Returns, Wallace & Gromit etc.
This book is a guide to help the reader understand the purpose, function and techniques of storyboards. The author Giuseppe Cristiano has tremendous experience in the field and in this book talks about storyboards relating to films, advertising, music videos, games and animation.
There are eight chapters covering all the essentials of storyboards:
* Understanding storyboards and where they are used
* Skills required
* Going over basic drawing skills
* Looking at requirements for different types of storyboards
* Learning the techniques of storyboards such as placing camera angles, compositions, storytelling
* Working with scripts
* Things to look out while on the job
* Going professional
That pretty much covers everything. Lots of examples with actionable descriptions are provided.
I think it is important to note that this is not a step-by-step drawing tutorial book. People who already have basic drawing skills will gain a lot from this book if they want to learn how to storyboard. The focus of the book is on the storytelling aspect and how you can aid that with storyboards.
Just like the title suggests, this book is recommended for artists, directors, producers and scriptwriters.
There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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The pages of this book are full of colors, illustrations and clear lists. It touches a little on different styles, different types of jobs and what is expected, basic skills, basic camera movement and framing, and some ideas on how to manage yourself as a freelance artist. It is all clear but without significant depth. What it DID do for me is give me a confident start that had me drawing almost immediately. The book, like most storyboarding books I'm sure, emphasizes the ability to draw QUICKLY and CLEARLY just as much as accurately. As artists we must find our own effective working methods and no two will be the same. This book gives you several points on which to develop yourself and can be absorbed inside a week of casual, intermittent reading.