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Art DepartmentStoryboard Artist

Art Department

The storyboard artist creates storyboards which reflect scenes/sequences from the director’s vision of how these scenes should look.   Storyboard artist use the storyboards when explaining to other crew members how the end product of a sequence should look.    The storyboards are often used to illustrate a complicated piece of action which is broken down into various shots. Usually they are used to clarify complex script/stunt/special FX/ camera sequences.   Storyboard artists’ works closely with the director in visualising the director’s ideas.

Is this role right for me?

For this role, you will need:

Storyboard Artist’s must have an excellent understanding of cinematic language, camera angles, lenses, lighting, storytelling and perspective to communicate ideas.

Have excellent drawing and rendering skills either by hand or computer.

Works with:

  • Director
  • Stunts
  • Special FX

Career Path to Storyboard Artist:

Storyboard artists will usually have worked in an Art Department to gain sufficient knowledge of what is required of this role.