MOVIES NOW MADE FROM “BLUEPRINTS” (Jul, 1931)

Origin of the storyboard?

MOVIES NOW MADE FROM “BLUEPRINTS”

Motion picture directors now work from drawings when getting out a new picture. Before they start “shooting,” a set of sketches showing each scene in detail is made. They show how actors will stand or be grouped against backgrounds and how lighting effects will be arranged. On the margin of each sketch are notes or diagrams showing the number and arrangements of cameras to be used.

Cameramen, directors, and actors study these drawings, known as “pictorial continuity,” before going to work on the picture. When work starts, each one thus knows beforehand the requirements for each scene. Four hundred and twenty-eight of these drawings were made recently for a picture now under production in Hollywood.

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  1. Cole says: July 19, 200812:07 am

    No replies? It’s hard to think of a time when movies weren’t made from “blueprints”

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