ISBN-10:
0240810767
ISBN-13:
9780240810768
Pub. Date:
10/09/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation / Edition 1

Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation / Edition 1

by Francis Glebas

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Overview

Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, teaches artists a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. They will learn classic visual storytelling techniques such as conveying meaning with images and directing the viewer's eye. Glebas also teaches how to spot potential problems before they cost time and money, and he offers creative solutions on how to solve them.

• Uses the classic story of '1001 Arabian Nights' to show how to storyboard stories that will engage an audience’s attention and emotions.
• With 1001 drawings in graphic novel format plus teaching concepts and commentary.
• All of the storyboarding examples have a real project context rather to engage a very visual audience on their own terms and teaches through demonstration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240810768
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/09/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 241,365
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Francis Glebas worked as a story artist for Disney Feature Animation on Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dinosaur, Treasure Planet and Hercules. He also directed Pomp and Circumstance starring Donald Duck in Fantasia 2000 and Piglet's BIG Movie. Francis is also an award-winning independent live action movie maker with almost 40 years' experience.

He currently teaches storyboarding at Gnomon School of Visual Effects. Francis also works as a creative consultant, having worked with the Irish Government, Korean Government, General Motors, Los Alamos Labs, Walt Disney Imagineering and other film studios.

Table of Contents

PART ONE
INTRODUCTION:
The Goal
Audiences watch movies and animations to be entertained through an emotionally satisfying and meaningful experience. This book shows how to entertain, by structuring the elements of film thematically. You can work with images, words and sounds.

THE PROBLEM
Beginners work is often boring and confusing- unemotional.
What do directors direct? Attention -clearly and dramatically to tell an emotional story.

THE BEGINNING BASICS
History and uses of storyboarding
How to tell a story using images.
How to storyboard a scene
How to draw for storyboarding

PART TWO

STRUCTURAL TACTICS TO REACH THE GOAL
How direct attention
How to direct the eye
How to use images
How to convey and suggest meaning
Aiming for the heart. Emotional response

SUMMARY
Chart and recapitulation of all of the concepts

ANALYSIS AND EVOLUTION OF THE SCHEHERAZADE PROJECT

SCHEHERAZADE and her story will be woven through out, demonstrating 'HOW TO' for each of the concepts being discussed.

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