Professional Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb

Professional Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb


By (author) Sergio Paez, By (author) Anson Jew

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  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 234mm x 18mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0240817702
  • ISBN 13: 9780240817705
  • Illustrations note: 255 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 175,738

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Storyboarding is a very tough business, and a new storyboarder really needs to have their wits about them and have professional savvy to survive in this competitive field. Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb offers highly illustrative examples of basic storyboarding concepts, as well as sound, career-oriented advice for the new artist. This book also features a number of veteran storyboard artists sharing their experiences in the professional world.

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Author information

Sergio Paez first entered the "galaxy far, far away" in 1999, working as an animator for LucasArts' Star Wars Storybook project. In the years that followed, Sergio accumulated a portfolio that included design work and animation for a wide spectrum of formats, including feature films, commercials, video games, television series and digital media. Sergio's talents took him to Madrid, where he served as a storyboard artist and animator for Animagic Studios, contributing to the animated feature The Three Wise Men. Returning stateside, he landed the position of Lead Storyboard Artists for Sega/Sammy, developing story design and CG layout for game cinematics. In 2005, Sergio returned to feature film and TV storytelling with a position as Animator/Storyboard Artist for Maverix Studios. From there, he moved to Pixar Animation Studios, where he worked as a storyboard artist. At Lucasfilm Sergio provided storyboards and 3D Previs for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. With a strong foundation in traditional animation and illustration he has built his career on content creation and story structure. In 2008 Sergio launched StoryboardArt LLC, an online story community, with both a content creation and educational focus to further techniques in visual storytelling. By building efficient systems and designing successful training programs for artists Currently Sergio is working in San Francisco developing new media projects.

Table of contents

Intorduction Chapter 1: Overview Chapter 2: Visual Literacy Chapter 3: Drawing for Storyboards Chapter 4: Cinema Language Chapter 5: Story Structure Chapter 6: Emotion Chapter 7: Staging Chapter 8: Storyboard Types Chapter 9: Storyboarding Chapter 10: Advanced Storyboard Techniques Chapter 11: Portfolios and Promotion Chapter 12: Finding Work Chapter 13: The Professional Storyboard Artist Chapter 14: Parting Thoughts Resources Filmography