May 18, 2016 at 7:01PM

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The Art of the Storyboard

Lately I have been reading a lot of information about camera- and audio- equipment for film-making. During this particular process, I rarely come across professionals who speak on the importance of storyboard. Are storyboards still important (as other aspects of camera- and audio- equipment)?

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Storyboards are very important. Maybe more important today than ever before. Because they show other people you are working with how you would do a shot. And how a few shots would look next to each other.
Look at Mad Max: Fury Road. The film was orinignally made by about 2.500 storyboards. And then later they write the script. Especially if you want some special cinematography or some cinematography that works together with your plot storyboard are very helpful.
And also they can safe you because can you remember all 2.500 shots from a film you are working on? In the right direction and for every scene etc.?

May 19, 2016 at 3:20AM

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Eric Halbherr
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There is no definite answer here - some people find them important and helpful and some don't use them at all. For the ones who use them, they can be as simple as stick figures or as complicated as 3d animatronics / previz. It's a matter of personal preference and way of working.

May 19, 2016 at 5:11AM, Edited May 19, 5:11AM

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Stel Kouk
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