A storyboard artist is a sprinkle of fine artist, a dash of filmmaker, and a smidgen of writer all kneaded into one crispy bread loaf. A key ingredient in the mix is the filmmaker part and for that we need to understand the cinema language. The cinema language makes direct reference to a camera when discussing shots and visual storytelling. The concept of a camera is what determines the point of view of the story. In this chapter, and the discussions that follow, we will be constantly referring to the camera as the principal device for determining the flow of the story. Think of yourself as being part of the story and being able to view the events ...

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