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Analysis and Evolution of the Scheherazade Project

Story Evolution: Making it Clearer and More Dramatic

Originally this book was conceived like any other film book. Each time I wanted to demonstrate a concept I had to make up some idea, and they all felt generic and uninspired. Scheherazade’s story was dear to my heart, and could demonstrate all of the principles and techniques I needed. I chose to tell her story.

I had Scheherazade telling an invented story about Sinbad, only this story felt contrived and episodic. I remembered that I had created beat boards of another story that I had written. A beat board precedes a storyboard by only illustrating ...

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