Cinematics Storyboard Workshop 2nd Edition is a practical guidebook for the entry-level storyboard artist that explains the core concepts necessary to start creating professional production level storyboards for film, animation and video game cinematics. Modeled on the author's education course, the material in this book clearly and concisely focuses on storyboard fundamentals, including storyboard mechanics, camera angles, shot progression, staging and work flow. Current practices in digital storyboarding and pre-vis are covered in depth as well as the predominant software and hardware tools used in the industry. The film making concepts covered in this book are based on the Continuity Style, the principle approach to film making used in feature and television production today. Storyboarding professionals and advisors from the industry leading Animation/Illustration program at San Jose State University have reviewed the second edition of Cinematics Storyboard Workshop for content.


Gregg Davidson is a storyboard artist, layout artist, art director, designer and teacher. He has taught his storyboarding course in a number of animation schools and colleges including The Animation Academy in Burbank as well as mentoring students in the BFA graduate program at San Jose State University where he received his MA in Animation/Illustration.



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Gregg does a fantastic job of explaining the basics of storyboarding in a manner easy for students to understand. They can learn all of the tools needed to start storyboarding their scenes right away.

David Yee
San Jose Stae University

One of the best books on learning how to storyboard. We use it in our core curriculum at The Animation Academy.

Charles Zembillas
Founder of The Animation Academy


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