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10 Storyboards From Iconic Movies

A storyboard is a graphical representation of a film or an animation, displayed in sequence to pre visualize how the script would translate on screen. Storyboards are more handy when the script has a lot of  complex visual elements like vfx, choreography, long takes, etc. It can help the director plan the construction of the set, lighting or even camera angles. However, there are directors who do not use storyboards but rather take decisions on the day of shoot, based on their discussions with the actors and crew members. Thanks to DGA Quarterly, we have listed out 10 storyboards of directors who mapped out their scenes onto such cool looking drawings. -NWP

Apocalypse Now (1979)
Director: Frances Ford Coppola
Storyboard Artist: Dean Tavoularis
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The Sound of Music (1965) 
Director: Robert Wise
Storyboard Artist: Maurice Zuberanosound of music

Taxi Driver (1976)
Director/Storyboard Artist: Martin Scorsese

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Inception (2010)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Storyboard Artist: Gabriel Hardman



Aliens (1986)
Director: James Cameron
Storyboard Artists: Roger Dear, Maciek Piotrowski, Denis Rich

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Gone with the Wind (1939)
Director: Victor Fleming
Storyboard Artist: William Cameron Menzies

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Psycho (1960)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Storyboard Artist: Saul Bass



Jaws (1975)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Storyboard Artist: Joe Alves

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Star Wars (1977)
Director: George Lucas
Storyboard Artist: Joe Johnston

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Spiderman 2 (2004)
Director: Sam Raimi
Storyboard Artist: Chris Buchinsky