Paper Dreams: The Art & Artists of Disney Storyboards

Paper Dreams The Art Artists of Disney Storyboards It s a technique that first helped bring Mickey Mouse to life and today s greatest movie makers from Martin Scorcese to Tim Burton couldn t make a film without it The storyboard started as a series

  • Title: Paper Dreams: The Art & Artists of Disney Storyboards
  • Author: John Canemaker Walt Disney Company
  • ISBN: 9780786863075
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s a technique that first helped bring Mickey Mouse to life and today s greatest movie makers, from Martin Scorcese to Tim Burton, couldn t make a film without it The storyboard started as a series of sketches, fastened to a cork board with pushpins, that helped a director conceptualize a film s narrative and visual flow Today, storyboarding is a multi tiered procesIt s a technique that first helped bring Mickey Mouse to life and today s greatest movie makers, from Martin Scorcese to Tim Burton, couldn t make a film without it The storyboard started as a series of sketches, fastened to a cork board with pushpins, that helped a director conceptualize a film s narrative and visual flow Today, storyboarding is a multi tiered process, involving numerous steps that take months, and sometimes even years, to complete.A renowned expert in the field of animation, John Canemaker narrates the creative search for, and development of, memorable stories, situations, and personalities for Disney s finest animated films, from Snow White to The Hunchback of Notre Dame Profusely illustrated with rare examples of original sequential story sketches from the Disney archives, Paper Dreams explores the art and craft of storyboarding as it was and still is performed by master artists Offering an exciting, behind the scenes glimpse of a crucial and intricate part of the animation process, here is an essential volume for animation fans, Disney collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts alike.

    One thought on “Paper Dreams: The Art & Artists of Disney Storyboards”

    1. This is a top notch coffee table book. Whether you're looking for a solid read on animation, or solely interested in the images, there's plenty of both. I really enjoyed the behind the scenes images from Disney Studio as well as the various storyboards. The art and styling is a delight. Even though they're rough sketches, you can feel the character's movement. They nearly jump off the page. The imagery itself gets 5 stars. The story (wording) was a little bogged down. Text parts of this book del [...]

    2. (More pictures at parkablogs)Paper Dreams is an oversize book about the storyboards and artists working for Walt Disney Studios. The author John Canemaker has provided great depth through his research and writing compared to the other book on storyboard that I have, In addition to the commentary, the book's also filled with original storyboard scans from the library, photographs and paintings, all selected from their impressive archive from 1930s to the late 1990s.There's a lot to be learned fro [...]

    3. A meticulously researched, scholarly treatment of a topic long overdue for such attention. The photos and illustrations included are archival quality and demonstrate a multitude of skills and styles from an enormous number of artists. Canemaker's writing is quite strong also, although you can hear the university professor in him, at times you want him to lighten up a bit. I especially appreciated the fact that he didn't candy coat any of the stories about life in the Disney story department. Sin [...]

    4. I didn't read all of this, but what a cool book. It contains many of the original sketches, which have so much motion and freshness and give such an interesting glimpse into the artists' process. Would be interesting to look at when studying comics, graphic novels, and anything to do with sequential art.From the Introduction:"Storyboarding was invented at Disney Studios and is today a worldwide standard procedure for the production of both animation and live-action films and videos. In a storybo [...]

    5. According to this book, Disney Studios basically developed the complete concept of storyboards animation studios were doing something similar on paper, but with fewer pictures & more text, usually within a sketchbook. Lots of sketches on the artists as well - beyond the Nine Old Men. Unfortunately, Pixar didn't get much of a mention; since the book is from 1999, it wasn't too surprising tho Joe Ranft's name has popped up once or twice.

    6. Koffietafelboek over de storyboardartiesten bij Disney, vanaf het begin tot 1999, boordevol mooie afbeeldingen en biografieën en interviews met enkelen van hen. Canemaker is wel selectief: sommige artiesten krijgen zeer veel, anderen geen enkele aandacht.

    7. A beatiful collection of Disney storyboard art accompanied by ample history and context info. These folks are all seriously talented, but it's interesting to see the artists' variations in approach and style.

    8. It contains many of the original sketches, which have so much motion and freshness and give such an interesting glimpse into the artists' process. - Becky, Youth ServicesReserve a library copy.

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