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Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animation Features and Shorts, 2nd Edition by Nancy Beiman

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Show and Tell: Presenting Your Storyboards

“You have to get the story point across in the first 10 seconds of a pitch.”

—Ollie Johnston (to author)

The day for the story pitch has arrived. Sometimes, it's the day after you get the handout! Your first consideration will always be ‘readability’ whether you have had one day or a month to finish your assignment. The boards are the most important part of the pitch but the quality of your presentation is nearly as important. A bad presentation will hurt a good storyboard. You're providing the acting and the timing for the action, so your commentary is 50 percent of the pitch and has to communicate as clearly as the boards do.

Your objective is to convey the story point clearly to the audience, ...

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