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

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CHAPTER 26

Illustrated Camera Techniques

Camera moves and transitions can be shown with special markings on your storyboards. Arrows to show camera or object movement are the most common type of special markings. Other illustrated camera techniques in storyboards include the cross-dissolve between scenes, tilts, pans, and canted frames.

Arrows indicate to the viewer the direction the camera, actor, or object is moving. Any time there is movement in a frame, you should use arrows to make the action clear to all viewers.

The arrows shown here are just a sampling of the types of arrows that work well in storyboards. Three-dimensional arrows are more accurate that 2D arrows in representing motion in a 2D representation of 3D space.

Unlike road signs, ...

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