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

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-09
  • Publisher: FOCAL PRESS
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"In Directing the Story, Francis Glebas offers a structural approach for clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis's help you will discover the professional storytelling techniques that have swept away generations of moviegoers and kept them coming back for more. You will also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money, and creative solutions to solve them."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Francis Glebas teaches storyboarding at Gnomon School of Visual Effects.

Table of Contents

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
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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