Storyboards and Film Making

The books on this page are how-to books on film making, from storyboarding to directing.  To be a great storyboard artist you have to think like a director to really envision the proper sequence, and these books can help you get there.

Click To Buy – Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen (Michael Wiese Productions)

By Steven D. Katz

The Book in Three Sentences:  This is the first book I recommend to anyone who wants to start storyboarding, it has many tips on the basic language, the camera symbols and movements, and other technical information all storyboard books come with.  This book delves deeper than that, offering tips and advice to the would be director on how to handle certain shot sequences both metaphorically and technically to tell a stronger, more complete story moment with fantastic examples to help illustrate the concepts.  This is a book in a 2 part series, along with part 2, Cinematic Motion, these two books together are a solid, complete lesson in story telling.