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Storyboards: Motion In Art [NOOK Book]

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Among the most useful tools in the production of any TV show or film is the storyboard, which is the visual blueprint of a project before it is shot. The director's vision is illustrated in the manner of a comic strip and handed on to the crew for purposes of budgeting, design, and communication.

Storyboards: Motion in Art 3/e is an in depth look at the production and business of storyboards. Using exercises, real-life examples of working in ...
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Storyboards: Motion In Art

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Overview

Among the most useful tools in the production of any TV show or film is the storyboard, which is the visual blueprint of a project before it is shot. The director's vision is illustrated in the manner of a comic strip and handed on to the crew for purposes of budgeting, design, and communication.

Storyboards: Motion in Art 3/e is an in depth look at the production and business of storyboards. Using exercises, real-life examples of working in the entertainment industry, interviews with people in the industry, and sample storyboard drawing, this book will teach you how to :

* Develop and Improve your boards
* Work with directors
* Develop your resume and your portfolio
* Market your talent
* Create and improve a storyboard using computers

Packed full of practical industry information and examples, this book will help the reader improve their skills to either land their first assignment or advance their career.

Audience: Filmmakers and animators who will be drawing their own boards, as well as artists/illustrators who want to break into the film/video/commercials field as storyboard artists.

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Editorial Reviews

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This guide for aspiring storyboard artists discusses the business and art of illustrating the director's vision in the manner of a comic strip for purposes of budgeting, design, and communication. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"With more than 20 years of experience in storyboarding, production designing, producing, directing, animating, a defintive book, and multiple lectures, Mark is widely regarded as one of the nation's leading storyboard artists and scholars." - Bauhaus Software

"Simon aims to help artists develop and improve their skills, collaborate with directors, build their resumes and portfolios and market their work. Let's not forget Simon's efforts to inform artists of the latest industry knowledge, and help them create and improve their storyboards with computers." - Bauhaus Software

The new edition of Mark Simon's Storyboards, Motion in Art is a pretty comprehensive book. Not just about animation storyboarding, it also covers live action, gaming, theme-Park boards, laser show boards and advertising storyboards, he has written 64 chapters, appendices, a preface, an intro and actually starts the book with two pages of acknowledgements that include not only names and addresses, but websites and emails too. This author does his research! This entire book is just as compreshensive and reads somewhat like a textbook with a sense of humor. Exercises are grouped at the end of the book rather than with each chapter. Everything is illustrated very well, in both B&W and color. At the end are some wonderful interviews.- Libby Reed, Animation World Magazine, April 2007
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136134210
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/20/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark Simon founded and owns A&S Animation, Inc., an award-winning cel animation house in Florida and Animatics & Storyboards, Inc., the largest storyboard house in the southern United States, which has provided work on over 1,200 productions.

Mark's accomplishments range from being the owner of an award-winning advertising firm, to a syndicated cartoonist, production designer of film, TV, and animations and writing entertainment industry books and lecturing. Having won over 30 animation awards for his efforts, Mark has directed TIMMY'S LESSONS IN NATURE, MY WIFE IS PREGNANT, A MESSAGE FROM GOD, and SUBURBAN CINDERELLA, numerous commercials, training videos and television series special effects. Mark also teaches at the DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) located at Universal Studios Orlando.

A&S Animation develops and produces animation for commercials, TV, training videos and the web. The A&S team has produced award-winning shorts and commercials, shows for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, and designed sets and special effects on live-action feature films. Prior to its release, A&S has participated in the development of DigiCel Flipbook Pro, the fastest growing digital ink & paint software in the industry.

Mark's animation and storyboarding articles have appeared in various industry magazines and he's the author of STORYBOARDS: MOTION IN ART, 2nd Edition, published by Focal Press.

Visit the authors website at www.FunnyToons.tv

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Are Storyboards?
Part One:The Business of Storyboarding: Getting Started
Resumes
Portfolios
Education and Skills
Materials
How I Got Started
Benefits to Production
Who Hires Storyboard artists
How Productions Work
What Producers Look For
Pricing
Licensing
Trade Practices
Format
Agents & Artist Reps
Business Aspects
Part Two: The Art of Storyboarding: Presentation
Animation Boards
Laser Show Boards
Comps
Animatics
Styles
Directing
Working With Directors
Visual Design
References & Research
Illustrated Camera Techniques
Numbering' Contrast and Mood
Special Effects
Conceptual Illustration
Frame Design
Computers and Software
Tricks O' the trade
Presentation and Delivery
Part Three: Interviews
Part Four: Exercises
Part Five: Storyboard Experiment
Part Six: Appendices
Resources
Forms
Schools Offering Storyboarding
Part Seven: Storyboard Samples
Glossary
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