Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them.
Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.
Francis Glebas has put together a really comprehensive and thought-provoking look at the art and craft of film making, specifically directing. His approach, which is to ask a lot of seemingly innocent questions, has much the same effect as the good storytelling he is trying to teach us.it draws us in and makes us think. I can't imagine anyone, in or out of our business, who won't find any number of helpful ideas as they work their way through the filmmaking jungles!!
- Roy Disney, Director Emeritus and consultant for The Walt Disney Company
Francis Glebas was one of our most talented storyboard artists at Disney, and it was our great fortune to have him on the story team. He has a wealth of experience to share.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, Dreamworks Animation
Audiences watch movies and animations to be entertained through an emotionally satisfying and meaningful experience. This book shows how to entertain, by structuring the elements of film thematically. You can work with images, words and sounds.
Beginners work is often boring and confusing- unemotional.
What do directors direct? Attention -clearly and dramatically to tell an emotional story.
THE BEGINNING BASICS
History and uses of storyboarding
How to tell a story using images.
How to storyboard a scene
How to draw for storyboarding
STRUCTURAL TACTICS TO REACH THE GOAL
How direct attention
How to direct the eye
How to use images
How to convey and suggest meaning
Aiming for the heart. Emotional response
Chart and recapitulation of all of the concepts
ANALYSIS AND EVOLUTION OF THE SCHEHERAZADE PROJECT
SCHEHERAZADE and her story will be woven through out, demonstrating 'HOW TO' for each of the concepts being discussed.