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From Word to Image: Storyboarding and the Filmmaking Process Paperback – November, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0941188289 ISBN-10: 0941188280 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions; 1 edition (November 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0941188280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0941188289
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #653,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An essential read and guidebook for aspiring filmmakers or wannabe storyboard artists. -- Brntwd Magazine, April, 2002

An exciting aspect of (this) book is the way Begleiter helps film/videomakers change the way they think and express themselves... -- Today's Librarian, August, 2001

Begleiter has given the subject its own place in the sun through this groundbreaking paractical guide and historic companion. -- DGA Magazine, March, 2002

The book teaches the importance of putting vision on paper...regardless of budget or artistic ability. -- Indie Slate September, 2001

From the Author

In 1990 I was invited to teach a seminar at the American Film Institute on storyboarding. I created a weekend workshop based on my experiences of working with first-time directors. These men and women often came to directing through writing and were much less comfortable communicating about the visual aspects of the medium than they were about the narrative. I set out to make visual communication accessible to those filmmakers who felt they had no ‘talent’ for it.

From the beginning, the workshop achieved a popularity neither I nor AFI had anticipated. I added private workshops held each month at a local hotel and was eventually asked to join the film faculty at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. There I have been able to work with student filmmakers and develop a curriculum that encompasses many forms of pre-visualization for film including color theory, composition, storyboarding and narrative structure as it applies to constructing the frame.

This book is an extension of the work that has come out of these classes as well as those given at the Director’s Guild of America, USC and the Filmschule in Cologne, Germany. It has brought me great joy to introduce and expand upon the aesthetic as well as the technical aspects of visualization for film. It is my intention that the information contained in this volume will be of some use to you in your projects, whether they be for the classic media of film, television or the new media that takes us beyond linear structure.

Customer Reviews

This book is a must read for anyone interested in filmmaking.
Ryan Sasinowski
There are plenty of helpful exercises where you'll learn things such as how to create and use Moodboards to inspire your creativity.
Ann Baldwin
From word to image Marcie Begleiter Storyboarding and the filmmaking process This is the best book to have on storyboarding.
Harry Mott

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Harry Mott on July 19, 2002
Format: Paperback
From word to image
Marcie Begleiter
Storyboarding and the filmmaking process
This is the best book to have on storyboarding. As Chair of the Digital Media dept. at Otis College of Art and Design, I read and review tons of books to see if they would be of use for our undergrads and graduates. Though there are several books that cover storyboarding, none are as effective nor as useful. This goes beyond a mere lesson in the formatting of a storyboard. There is a deep understanding of the subject because Marcie is a long-time professional feature film storyboard artist. The book does cover the feel and look of a storyboard, yet it goes beyond that by providing examples from the grand history of film. Just one of the nice features of the book is the excellent list of DVDs that contain storyboard examples and visualization documents. Marcie tells you what a storyboard is for, how to make one, how to make them effective and then even how to get a gig as a storyboard artist. It is all here for you.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By CHRISTIAN on January 17, 2002
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I am teaching an advanced motion graphics course at a California University, and for my students I needed a good book on storyboarding. I looked at about half a dozen of them (in-print and out-of-print). This book is by far the best. It is systematic, it is clearly and concisely written, and it uses reproductions of real storyboards of real films. It is adequate for the beginner and useful for moderately experienced graphic artists and illustrators looking to repurpose their skills for the field of storyboarding.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Luiz F. S. Campello on June 8, 2009
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There is not much I can add to what's been said in the previous reviews, but there is ONE thing I found here that I never read anywhere else, and just that would make the book worth it's price. From page 160, I quote:
"If we dispense with the steps of drawing an overhead and plotting the points of the set into an elevation, then we need a quick way of determining the placement of the vanishing points by eye. The suggested placement is one-half a frame's distance outside the frame on either side, for a natural, 50mm lens length appearance."
I've read a lot of books on perspective, and, even though they will tell you everything about vanishing points, this is the first (and only book) I read that tells you WHERE to put the damned things, to depict a scene with a "normal" view. (Thank you, Marcie - you're a life saver!...)
My particular area of interest is comic book artwork, (just like reader Jason Briggs), but I consider ANYTHING that can make the art look believable as an invaluable asset, and everything she teaches here, is of immense value, if your objective is to render scenes that will make the reader feel as if he (or she) is actually seeing the picture. For someone interested in the same aspects as Jason, who is interested in the psychological aspects of the craft, I would recommend the books by Will Eisner - that's right up his alley. (What I can't imagine is where he got the notion that this book would contain what he was expecting to find - there is nothing in the reviews, or written on the cover, or in the table of contents, that suggests what he inferred.)
That said, my opinion about the book is: if you know NOTHING about storyboarding, be it for the movies or TV, this will be the first best step you can take.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By V. Mortensen on July 6, 2002
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I have been through the pre-production process more than a few times and have always struggled to accurately transfer my ideas to paper. I was looking to increase my skills in this area and a friend suggested I pick up this book... WOW!, was I blown away. This book walks you through the entire process of getting the ideas swimming around in your head onto the paper with such clarity and ease that I was actually shocked. If I had to recommend a learning tool to a filmmaker, be they director or a member of the art department, I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Begleiter's book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By publichero on June 11, 2007
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All of what this book says could have been said in 5 or 6 pages. There are a few basic concepts the book covers that are worthwhile, but I found it to be heavily padded and very basic. A much better book is Profores' Film Directing Fundamentals, which comes at storyboarding and other visualization tools from a director's viewpoint, rather than an illustrator's.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jason Briggs on November 7, 2004
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I'm sure this is a wonderful book for would be storyboard artists who work very closely with a director or very tightly to a script. Unfortuately as a comic book writer/artist that's not me. With all the wonderful prior comments I was sure this book would cover visual storytelling generally, but it has little of that. Nothing about creating drama through lighting or how to tweak each frame's composition to squeeze the most drama out of the situation. While the book discusses camera angles it does little to tell us how each of these angles has an effect on viewer. All in all this book is great if you just want to record someone else's script visually on to paper. If you're looking to understand the visual storytelling behind the script I would look elsewhere.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By patrick turner on January 15, 2002
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From Word to Image by Marcie Begleiter is a worthwhile investment to ANYONE looking to get into storyboarding.
The well -thought-out book takes her 2-day seminar and packages it for easy access to anyone working on improving their visual storytelling techniques.
I had taken her seminar some time ago and have been following my notes taken during the seminar ever since. Now the book is available and the material has been updated, so it's like I've taken an advanced class from the same instructor.
Highly recommended!!!!!!
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An inter-disciplinary designer and educator, Ms. Begleiter specializes in teaching innovative visualization and writing techniques to filmmakers, designers and artists. Highlights of 18 years in higher education include being Founding Director of the Integrated Learning Program, an interdisciplinary design curriculum, at Otis College of Art and Design and serving as Supervisor of Visual Studies for the Undergraduate Film Department of Art Center College developing a sequence of pre-visualization classes and also is one of the founding faculty of the International FilmSchule in Cologne, Germany. She is author of From Word to Image: Storyboarding and Filmmaking Process, a bestselling title on the subject, was published in 2001 (2nd edition was released in Jan., 2010) by Michael Wiese Publications and is available in German, Korean and French. Principal of Filmboards which produces pre-viz for film and television as well as film seminars and whose client list includes Paramount, Tristar, New Line, and ABC. Ms. Begleiter is also a playwright and a member of the Actor's Studio Playwright/Directors unit.