Storyboarding Resources

  • Hey all,

    I don't post on here as often as I should, butI had a question. I potentially may have an opportunity to get into some storyboarding work at the ad agency I work for. They noticed that I am passionate about illustrating and want to take advantage of that.

    That being said, do you know of any books or tutorials that are meant to learn storyboarding? Or even classes on SVS that would help?

    Thanks in advance!


  • SVS OG

    @rajsolankiart Kris Pearn has an excellent class on storyboarding - - he taught at a workshop I went to and it was very good!

  • Pro SVS OG

    It depends what it´s for, but for animation there is an excellent book called “Prepare to Board” by Nancy Beiman. For film, the way I learnt (I did storyboarding for short videos for a year or so a couple of years back) is by studying the fabulous little books called “Master Shots”. These are books for filmmakers but they are really precious: they show screenshots from various films that illustrated specific camera and framing techniques and their emotional and narrative impact. If you storyboard for film you do need to invest some time talking to a director of photography or a couple of camera people so that you get a sense of what their work is about. For example, you need to know that doing a top perspective implies mounting a camera crane, or the “slow zoom” that you inserted in your storyboard for emphasis means they have to lay camera tracks, etc...These things may be out-of-budget and time, especially for short videos done for customers, etc...

  • @kevin-longueil Thanks! I don't think I can go with another subscription right now, but I'll definitely look into his stuff!

  • @smceccarelli We do a lot of different work, some with animation and some live action. Budget doesn't necessarily seem to be an obstacle. But I'll check out those books! Thanks!

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