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

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CHAPTER 3

What It Takes to Be a Storyboard Artist

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Figure 3.1 Storyboards by German artist Ovi Hondru.

The ability to draw is the most obvious talent needed to became a successful storyboard artist. But just being able to draw well, does not make someone a good storyboard artist. Storyboard artists are visual storytellers. They have to be able to understand directing and editing (see Chapter 21, Directing Shots). They have to know the differences between a long lens (a zoom, or telephoto, lens) and a short lens (wide-angle lens). They have to understand how to work with directors and translate the director’s vision to the rest of the crew (see ...

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