Speilberg on Using Storyboards: Part 1

“A lot of director’s like to store things away in their heads, becoming the secret force of their own battle plans. They leave the crew high and dry, wondering what they’re up to and then they don’t get involved. I’ve always felt that the people who make direct contributions to what goes on the screen need to have, at least in my movies, a firm idea of what we’re collaborating towards, and storyboarding is a way to communicate, before one frame of footage is exposed, what the director is thinking about. It’s a way to draw the play on the chalkboard before the ball is snapped.”

Share your boards with the crew.

Notes on Boarding from Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
American Cinematographer, July 1984

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