Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and by Francis Glebas

By Francis Glebas

Specialist storytelling instruments, recommendations and methods truly defined and positioned into perform - teaches by means of instance!


Francis Glebas has prepare a truly accomplished and thought-provoking examine the artwork and craft of movie making, in particular directing. His procedure, that is to invite loads of possible blameless questions, has a lot an identical impression because the strong storytelling he's attempting to train attracts us in and makes us imagine. I can't think someone, in or out of our enterprise, who won't locate any variety of useful principles as they paintings their approach throughout the filmmaking jungles!!
- Roy Disney, Director Emeritus and advisor for The Walt Disney Company

Francis Glebas was once one among our so much gifted storyboard artists at Disney, and it was once our nice fortune to have him at the tale group. He has a wealth of expertise to share.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, Dreamworks Animation

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Everyone learns this growing up. But how did we know how to tell stories visually? We learned by watching TV. This gave us the basic skills, but not enough to avoid being boring or confusing. Sometimes our films suffered from both problems. But we got better. 25 Things are very different today. Most families have camcorders, and you can buy two or three DV (digital video) tapes for about $9. Some camcorders have built-in hard drives that store hours of video. No more three-minute limits— they each last an hour and with full stereo sound.

If your audience is confused, they won’t be able to follow your story. A Fine Mess My first professional experience of storyboarding was on Disney’s Aladdin. I had storyboarded before, but this was different—this was the big time! I was given the scene where Aladdin is supposed to distract a merchant while his accomplice, Abu, his monkey, steals some food. I had the script, paper, and pencils. I was all set—so I thought, until I realized that storyboarding is really the first pass at directing!

Hampton Press, 2002. 5. Scott, A. Vocabulary of the Media Critic Class. NYIT, 1981. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Bordwell, D. Narration in the Fiction Film. London: Routledge, 1987. Ibid. Foss, B. Filmmaking Narrative and Structural Techniques. Silman-James Press, 1992. Chatman, S. Story and Discourse. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1980. Johnstone, K. Impro for Storytellers. London: Routledge, 1999. Ibid. 45 3 The Beginning Basics A script is a verbal plan for a story. A storyboard is a plan for the visualization of that story.

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