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

A Sample of Sketching Directors Do for Their Boards

sample director sketch

Speilberg Sketch from Raiders

Drawing is Thinking

Take A Peek Into The Sketchbook Of Guillermo Del Toro

Another Boarding Talk in Toronto

http://www.raindance.org/toronto/course/storyboarding-for-directors/

Storyboard Templates

Templates here.

Story Quotes

Quote_Peet

Hitchcock Rule

Gurney has a good post on the relationship of opening shots to illustration.

HERE.