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Storyboards: Motion In Art, 3rd Edition by Mark A. Simon

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CHAPTER 1

What Are Storyboards?

The storyboard is an illustrated view, like a comic book, of how the producer or director envisions the final edited version of a production will look. This view of the production is the most effective form of communication between the producer or director and the rest of the crew. Just as building plans direct construction crews to build a house the way an architect designed it, storyboards direct film and TV crews to produce a project the way the director designed it. Each drawing instantly relates all of the most important information about each shot and defines a singular look for the entire crew to achieve.

Storyboards actually started in the animation industry. In the early 1900s, the great animator Winsor ...

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