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The Art of Storyboard
The Art of Storyboard

Don Bluth
The Art of the Storyboard is a one-of-a-kind textbook that describes in detail the technical and artistic processes involved in crafting animation storyboards. Loaded with technical tips and insights into the tapping of the creative imagination, this book is a fascinating peek behind the curtain of film's most creative storytelling medium. Softcover, 112 pp. $20.95.

Storyboards: Motion in Art
Storyboards: Motion In Art

Second Edition
Mark Simon
Storyboards: Motion in Art, Second Edition, is a comprehensive look at both the art and the business of storyboarding. This practical handbook details the preparation and presentation of storyboards for live action, commercials, animation, and special effects. The author clearly delineates the requirements of live action and animation boards as well as presentation and production boards. He explains how to use computers in enhancing, creating and animating boards, and stresses the importance of visual storytelling and effectively showing movement over the artistry in the board itself. $65.95.

The Art of the Storyboard
The Art of the Storyboard:
Storyboarding for Film, TV, and Animation
John Hart
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. $57.95.

Storyboarding 101:
A crash course in professional storyboarding
James O. Fraioli
This book is designed especially for those interested in breaking into storyboarding as a career but don't know where to start. Artist James O. Fraioli ("Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls") takes the mystery out of the art of storyboarding, with clear and concise information on both the mechanics of the art and how the business works. Topics covered include what storyboards are and why they are necessary, fundamentals of thinking visually, time-saving tricks of the trade and, most importantly, how to land that first job and advance your career. $29.95.

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