I approached this book from the perspective of a professional artist who was recently approached and asked to join a feature length film production team as a storyboard artist.
Now I knew from my past experience, that working in the film industry can mean swimming some pretty murky waters. I wanted to know, ahead of time; before entering into negotiations, contracts, and the like, just what it was I was getting my self into.
Enter "The Storyboard Artist" By Giuseppe Cristiano. I found it at a bookseller and after flipping through a few pages I knew that I had exactly what I wanted.
I purchased the book and was finished with it by the end of my international flight. Upon completion I realized that my first impression of the book had been completely exceeded.
- A MUST for all involved in film/TV production
- Easy to read
- Great overview
- Excellent illustrations
- Easy to navigate for reference
The overview of the industry was complete and written in a compelling yet easy to read style. The layout was eye-catching and Illustrations alone gave me much to feast on. The organization of the book leads me to suspect I will return to it often as a reference while working in the storyboarding industry.
I have spent much time researching my career switch and I am convinced, nothing out there can prepare you for the storyboarding industry like "The Storyboard Artist."
I recommend this to anyone with an interest in pre-visualization. Film producers, directors, art director and, of course ARTISTS.
This book should be required reading for students in Film and TV schools. I think too many fail to grasp the value of good pre-visualization. I know from my past works that most if not all of our problems could have been solved with better planning. Maybe Giuseppe's book could change that.