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Ideas for the Animated Short, 2nd Edition by Gary Schumer, Karen Sullivan

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Chapter 8

Storyboarding

Above drawing and the rest, the greatest single attribute of a successful story artist is imagination. Applying imagination to storyboarding is easier said than done but ultimately the imaginative storyteller will see more of their work on the screen. Movies, comics, graphic novels, and Manga are great starting points to see what others are doing, but the goal is originality.

—Barry Cook, Animator, former Disney Story

Development artist, and Director of Disney’s Mulan

Storyboards are a way for the filmmaker to pre-visualize the film-story as a series of still drawings in order to chart visual flow and continuity as well as to plan for stylistic integrity and story clarity. Storyboarding is a blueprint and a way of visualizing ...

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