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The Art of the Storyboard, 2nd Edition by John Hart

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Chapter 5Adding Reality with Perspective

 

 

Since the very invention of the cinema as a popular entertainment device in the late 19th century, it has been the aim of producers, directors, production designers, and directors of photography to reproduce and project our perceived three-dimensional reality onto a two-dimensional movie screen. Besides resorting to those 3D glasses, the filmmaker uses such filmic techniques as breaking up the photographed scene, or frame, into three specific planes discussed in Chapter 3: foreground (FGD), middle ground (MGD), and background (BGD). Adding interesting shot angles and vividly rendered light and shade to the filmed objects also enhances the three-dimensionality (Figure 5-1).

Techniques such as foreground ...

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