Working with Directors

Every director has a different method of working with artists. Some write out lists describing each shot, some prefer to tell you what they want to see, and others have no idea in advance what the shots are going to be. In any case, it’s up to you to get all the pertinent shot information in such a way that you’ll be able to accurately translate it when you’re back at your drawing table.

Storyboarding is seldom a one-way street. One of your roles as a storyboard artist is to offer ideas to help the director make the best of each scene with your insight. Jesus Trevino, episodic director of seaQuest DSV, Tru Calling, The O.C., Prison Break, and Star Trek fame, agrees but cautions artists, as follows, about directors’ ...

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