Dec11
2013

By: Elyse                Categories: AnimationBooks

Change in Size

With a single object a change in size from one frame to the next creates a sense of depth. Objects that grow appear to come closer and objects that shrink appear to move further away from us. This change in size of the objects within the scene adds visual interest and depth to the shots. This is one of the reasons why it’s preferable to stage compositions so that objects will grow in size within the frame instead of using profile shots (Figures 2.52 and 2.53).

FIGURE 2.52

FIGURE 2.53

FIGURE 2.54

FIGURE 2.55

FIGURE 2.56

FIGURE 2.57

FIGURE 2.58

FIGURE 2.59

Avoid profile shots and stage your compositions so that characters and moving objects will change size within the frame

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Excerpt from Professional Storyboarding by Sergio Paez and Anson Jew © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group. All Rights Reserved.

About the book

Storyboarding is a very tough business, and a new storyboarder really needs to have their wits about them and have professional savvy to survive in this competitive field. Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb offers highly illustrative examples of basic storyboarding concepts, as well as sound, career-oriented advice for the new artist. This book also features a number of veteran storyboard artists sharing their experiences in the professional world.

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