Design Fundamentals: Storyboarding Pen & Ink

How do you block out the shot and tell a story using traditional tools? What if you can’t draw? Are there any tips or shorthand for drawing?

Session 2 in a series of storyboarding a surfing sequence with Chris Do, Mark Contreras and Aaron Szekely.

01:30 Marker tools/supplies that we use for storyboarding
09:25 Aaron’s Surfing Sequence review
18:02 What is the goal of our storyboarding process?
18:28 Why we Storyboard: Be clear and intentional with how you frame and sequence things together so that you capture key moments.
21:09 Search for the shot, learn how to edit/cut the film in your mind
22:33 Sketching the camera viewpoint for the right shot
24:35 How to determine the centerpoint – rule of perspective
35:09 Mark’s Shot – Critique
35:48 You don’t want everything to be parallel to the picture frame
41:22 Draw straight lines – Lock your arm to draw better
47:15 Imagine that there is an oven mitt on the hand that you want to draw
54:37 How do you guys translate a complex camera movement in a drawing?
1:10:14 When you are creating a shot, you should pay attention to the focal point
1:12:09 Editing is about patterns – One shot won’t, two might, three will
1:43:45 A Storyboard provides you with a shared conceptual framework
1:44:26 Do clients approve your storyboard, or is it for internal use in your creative team?
1:49:53 Summary & Outro

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