Never before have the means of cinematic storytelling been put into the hands of so many. Thousands of new storytellers are taking advantage of media that did not exist a decade ago. With entry-level HD recorders, even beginning students have access to low-cost, professional-quality image making. However, there’s no digital replacement for the skills needed to visualize a film and plan its execution. From Word to Image will help you master the steps of translating a written story into a sequence of moving images. This is a guidebook to creating your visual script.
New contents include:
• The Use of Color in Visual Storytelling
• New Interviews about the Use of Previsualization Techniques for Animation, New Media, and Visual Effects
• Revised and Expanded Appendices
What People Say
“From Word to Image is one of the most invaluable film guides I’ve ever read — better than a year of film school. The visualization process of moviemaking is described with startling clarity and intelligence. Marcie Begleiter is the go-to teacher for learning the concepts and techniques behind creating a visual script.”
— Bill Condon, Writer/Director, Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Gods and Monsters
“Begleiter has given the subject its own place in the sun through this groundbreaking practical guide and historic companion.”
— Director’s Guild of America Magazine
“Marcie Begleiter is the person to explain, to give perspective, and to examine the art and craft of storyboarding. FromWord to Image continues her teaching with examples, color photos, and very practical filmmaking information. I have experienced firsthand the impact her work has had on filmmakers. Her contribution to AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women has influenced award-winning directors who have gone on to direct features (College), television (Mad Men), and shorts (Mother).”
— Joe Petricca, Executive Vice Dean, AFI Conservatory
About the Author
Marcie Begleiter is an author, educator, and designer specializing in visualization and interdisciplinary design solutions. She founded Filmboards, a visualization agency whose client list includes Paramount, Tristar, New Line, and ABC. In academia, she was Founding Director of the Integrated Learning Program, a multidisciplinary design curriculum at Otis College of Art and Design. She has also served on the faculties of the International Film School in Cologne, Germany; the American Film Institute; and Art Center College of Design.