Boost your skill set
Storyboard artists are the director, writer, editor, actor and cinematographer of their sequences and must be skilled in all. Reading books on these subjects is essential, but to master it you must practise it. You have to get comfortable with producing hundreds of drawings every week for the duration of a production, many months and often years. You must suppress ego – drawings are functional and disposable. They will never be seen by an audience and sequences are routinely redrawn or ‘fixed’ by others. It’s the ideas that count and that make it to the screen. Film-making is a collaborative art form and the reward is the final film. Though there’s still a thrill to be had if a gag of yours makes it to the screen!