Monday, January 26, 2015

Sarah Cotton: Boards wip

Hey guys! Posting my progress on the boards- you made some really good suggestions last week! If any of you know any good resources for chase scenes or how to frame things so they look fast/ dangerous, please let me know!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Visual Storytelling Books

If you don't already have one of the following two books, please purchase one and start reading it. Ideally you should try to read both of them this semester. They contain far more insight and wisdom on the subject than I can provide alone. With the information found in these books and some help from me and your peers in applying good principles to your work, I think all of you can become really good at the art of telling stories in this visual format.

Marcos Mateu-Mestre

Francis Glebas

Storyboard Template Ideas

Pick one you think will work for your sequences—I don't have a preference, but I would recommend one that doesn't try to cram more than about 8 boards per page. Here's one that looks fine to me:

If you're working mostly in pencil or pen, you can also print pages with quarter- or half-sheet boards on card stock and then cut them to make a stack of individual boards you can shuffle and use like index cards. Maybe get a cork board to arrange and pin them up so you can re-order them when you want. This is kind of the traditional method used by Pixar and other studios: