This collection of books will walk you through the basics of storyboarding and story-telling.
They cover the ABC's of cinematography, how to tell a story with pictures, some drawing techniques and drawing perspective, and also a couple of books that are simply a feast for the eyes:
Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation
A course in storyboarding. Covers all the aspects of putting a story into pictures.
An excellent, hands-on and straight to the point book on drawing and planning layouts.
Fowler walks you through camera angles, drawing perspective and all the nuts and bolts of building the stage for your story:
The ABC of making a movie.
With storyboard examples from films such as "Citizen Kane" and "Blade runner", here is a chance to learn all "the rules" of directing a film - and also some tips on how to break them :-)
When this book came out I was in art school, and there was a 4 week waiting list for it in the library. We huddled together on the stairs and drooled over the pages.
What makes this book so unusual is the comic-book feel of it.
Also, consider the storyboarder's challenge in communicating a complicated and ground breaking cinematographic language.
One of my favorite "making of" book of all times.
Star Wars is the king of concept art.
There are lots of Star Wars Art books - just dive in and let yourself be lost in the rich imagination of some of the worlds best illustrators:
You might wish to explore these:
The BIG BIBLE -The ILLUSION OF LIFE: DISNEY ANIMATION
Cohen Brothers films:
They don't move without a storyboard and I always get the feeling that I can "See The Storyboard" when I watch one of their movies.
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