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

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CHAPTER 37

How I Got Started

I had been art directing for a few of years and I wanted to start storyboarding as well. I had played around with it, but I didn’t know the specifics. I went to see a storyboard agent at Storyboards, Inc., in Los Angeles to get some pointers. He was incredibly helpful. He explained how to present my samples and how to charge for doing boards. He looked at some of my work and gave me some suggestions on my live-action boards, such as “Make it look less cartoony.”

Many live-action directors specifically request artists whose work is not cartoony. He suggested that for practice I look at a commercial or take a scene from a feature film and storyboard it. He told me to make sure that the scene had action in it. He then ...

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