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Boarding up the house!

December 7, 2009

Storyboarding is one of the key points of an animated production. Without it, the production crew would have a hard time determining shots and camera flow. Problems that may arise during production can be easily averted by a well planned storyboard. Sequential art is not an exact science and it takes a bit a creativity and not to mention some pretty tough skin to make it in the industry. Most of your days will be spent refining the same scene over and over and over and over and… you get the picture. Is that a bad thing? NO!!!! You’re getting paid to draw! ALL DAY! And while some of it may be tedious and a bit repetitious, it can’t beat the fact that you’re drawing skill is putting food on the table! This is one of the only jobs left in the industry that’s still done with pencil on paper. I’m gonna be honest with you, this is a highly competitive industry and you really have to have some amazing drawing skills to break in. Take a look at some of the incredible work over at Lucasfilm to get an idea of what I’m talking about.
http://www.starwars.com/episode-i/bts/production/f19991222/index.html.
The guys and gals at Lucasfilm are the cream of the crop, so don’t be discourage looking at their work. Instead take their work and draw inspiration from it. Strive to be better at every turn and before long, you’ll see huge changes in your work. As always, I hope this helps you in some way. Have fun, and keep creating.

~Emmett/ AN

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