Read Interviews with Professional Storyboard Artists

Read interviews with some of the most talented storyboard artists in the world today. Artists who helped design the shots for some of the most iconic films in the last 10 years, including: Star Wars: Episode VII, The Dark Knight, and the Harry Potter movies.

Interview with Storyboard Artist Cristiano Donzelli (Ben-Hur, The Young Messiah):
Interview with Storyboard Artist Cristiano Donzelli (Ben-Hur, The Young Messiah)

From Cristiano: I’m very passionate about movies, so for me it’s not just a job, it’s more than that. After weeks of drawing the scenes of a film, developing it with the director and seeing it growing little by little, it becomes part of you. So each film I worked for, has been a unique experience, so I’m equally proud of all of them.

Interview with Storyboard Artist Stephen Forrest-Smith (Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight):
Interview with Storyboard Artist Stephen Forrest-Smith (Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight)

From Stephen: It’s always a strange feeling watching the films that I’ve worked on. Its quite a long time between finishing on them and seeing them in the cinema. I might have worked on two or three films in-between seeing the finished movie. This means I tend to sit there trying to remember what i drew for which part of the movie and if anything made it! Sometimes a sequence will run out just as it was storyboarded then you get a feeling of “deja vu”. Other times its nice to sit back and watch the response of the audience to see if a moment works or not.

Interview with Storyboard Artist Kurt Van der Basch (Star Wars Episodes VII and VIII):
Interview with Storyboard Artist Kurt Van der Basch (Star Wars Episodes VII and VIII)

From Kurt: The storyboard artist can often be among the first crew mambers to start. I did a long job this past year where I was one of the first 3 people hired then slowly more and more crew joined the production. Early on, there’s generally a list of the most complicated scenes which the production need storyboarded for budgeting and planning purposes listed from highest priority to least. In these discussions the 1st Assistant Director is a key player and as the production goes on, it’s the 1st A.D. who always knows best what’s most urgent and what the latest developments are.

Interview by Matthew Toffolo at http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

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