Learn the importance of thinking about where you are putting your character and in what direction they continue to move from panel to panel within the same scene, as well as why it is important, when it works, and when it does not work.
- [Narrator] Different types of scenes call for…different types of camera angles, shots, and movements…to help the story flow and be easier to understand.…We're no longer going to be only seeing our scenes…one panel at a time, but rather as a whole…with multiple panels creating a full series of actions…on a comic book page.…We're going to be using everything we've learned so far…in conjunction with our characters and the continuity…of their placement and movement within each panel…to create a seamless, good looking, easy to follow scene.…
Before you can start drawing your comic, you need to know the basics of shot composition and camera angles, and why they're crucial to successfully telling your story on the page. Ben talks about the rule of thirds, wide shots, full shots, medium shots, close-ups, and more. He also demonstrates the importance of following the action in the same direction throughout any given scene. Storyboarding may not always be associated with comics, but the same rules apply. Knowing and understanding these concepts can strengthen your work.
- Storyboarding for film vs. comics
- Understanding aspect ratio
- What is the rule of thirds?
- The types of camera shots within illustrated comic panels
- Zooming and panning in a still image
- The movements of the camera in comics within a scene
- Character placement
- Moving characters through a scene