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Cinematic Game Secrets for Creative Directors and Producers by Rich Newman

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Storyboard and Concept Art

The use of concept art has been widespread in the game industry for some time, though the use of storyboarding is not as common a practice. Storyboarding is basically designing a series of sketches that illustrate how the story will unfold—much like individual panels in a comic book. They can be as simple as a sketch or as complicated as computer-generated graphics with motion. Either way, the purpose of the storyboards is to illustrate how the story will unfold within the parameters of the scene (time, location, and so on) and to help the team to understand the technical aspects of the frame, such as camera location, camera movement, and types of shots that will be used.

Concept art, on the other hand, are static ...

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