Art of Storyboard with Ridley Scott

I am not specialize in storyboard professionally, but Manga and comic book is what jump start my career as a concept artist. I love to learn and still learning from a bunch of tutorial from other professionals. Youtube has always been huge help for me in finding material and inspiration. I stumbled on this video while I was searching for tutorial on how to be good at art of storyboard.
The first guy, as far as I know, who bring storyboard to use as major process in film has to be Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock was known for his extensive storyboarding down to the finest detail of production. He was reported to have never even bothered looking through the viewfinder, since he didn’t need to do so. Looking at his storyboards versus the finial film it’s safe to say that is a vast overstatement.
A lot of great directors know how to storyboard really well, especially Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott. Scott is especially known for having one of the best cinematography in film.

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Art of Storyboard with Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, talks about the importance of fast thumbnail sketching and storyboards in helping him make movies. Scott discusses how storyboards help him capture the imagery of scenes, and how talking through storyboards prepare the creative team by establishing a direction for what they intend to create. (source openculture)

More art tutorials you might be interested in.
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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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