Profession storyboard artist

Storyboard artists draw out the scenes of a motion picture or television series according to the script in order to see what will be possible during production. They work together with the producer and video and motion picture director.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Personal directing styles

    Be familliar with the style of specific directors.

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

  • Graphic design

    The techniques to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.

  • Film production process

    The various development stages of making a film, such as scriptwriting, financing, shooting, editing, and distribution.

Skills

  • Analyse a script

    Break down a script by analysing the dramaturgy, form, themes and structure of a script. Conduct relevant research if necessary.

  • Adapt to type of media

    Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Consult with producer

    Consult with a motion picture producer about requirements, deadlines, budget, and other specifications.

  • Use storyboards

    Use a graphic presentation to convey, shot by shot, your creative vision and ideas on how a motion picture should look in terms of light, sound, visuals, costumes or make-up.

  • Study media sources

    Study various media sources such as broadcasts, print media, and online media in order to gather inspiration for the development of creative concepts.

  • Select illustration styles

    Select the appropriate style, medium, and techniques of illustration in line with the needs of the project and client's requests.

  • Follow work schedule

    Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.

  • Consult with production director

    Consult with the director, producer and clients throughout the production and post-production process.

  • Manage feedback

    Provide feedback to others. Evaluate and respond constructively and professionally to critical communication from colleagues and customers.

  • Present storyboard

    Present finished storyboard to the producer and video and motion picture director. Make adaptations when necessary.

Optional knowledge and skills

design graphics multimedia systems ict software specifications manage budgets use digital illustration techniques apply 3d imaging techniques photography work with playwrights create original drawings perform image editing create sketches cameras develop animations create animated narratives use traditional illustration techniques create digital images create 2d painting

Common job titles

  • Storyboard artist
  • Concept artist
  • Associate storyboard artist
  • Storyboard artist
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  • Designer and illustrator
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