The Art of Storyboard by Don Bluth is an amazing book. I absolutely love it. This book goes into the depth of animation and it is a must have for all artists and writers. Reading this book has helped and inspired me with the motivation in pursuing my art. It is very helpful in building your characters and creating your storylines. I love this book and would highly recommend this to artists such as writers, illustrators, and aspiring animators! If I could give it more stars I definitely would!
Admittedly, I was drawn to the book (no pun intended) from the many hours I spent as a child playing the animated game, Dragon's Lair. The book is great for the examples that it provides from Bluth's studio animations -video games and feature film animations. It provides great insight into the process, although you can tell that it is a little dated in technique (computer references are a little lean). But the drawings, pages and pages of storyboards, and the transcripts from pre-production conversations are invaluable for providing creative insight. I would highly recommend this book to accompany other materials on the storyboarding process (such as Storyboarding Design Course by Giuseppe Cristiano). This is a great book and a has a wealth of content.Don Bluth's Art Of Storyboard
If you want to be a storyboard artist, this has to be in your library. First of all, it's Don Bluth, the master of animation and boards. But to get a glimpse into this genius's mind is a pure delight. Please purchase this book if you're serious about boarding.
Master animator Don Bluth (The Rats of NIMH, Anastasia, All Dogs Go To Heaven) has taken the time to explain some of his process in this terrific book. It's been invaluable to me in understanding not only storyboarding, but visual storytelling on a larger scale.
I think this is a decent overview of the storyboarding process. OF course each of his subjects could require a college-level class and large book to seriously cover, but I appreciate Bluth's perspective on what he views as the signficant elements of the workflow and his explanation of why they are important.