DGA Quarterly Fall 2011
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Inception

The dreamscape of Christopher Nolan's Inception was filled with odd angles and spinning rooms such as this one. Storyboards helped the director realize his vision for 500 visual effects shots.

Drawing Board

Good preparation is part of a director’s job, and storyboards are one of the tools filmmakers use to help plan difficult and complicated shots.

DGA Quarterly Magazine Drawing Board Fall 2014 Ali This file is a PDF
Fall 2014
Ali

Storyboards by Tim Burgard helped Michael Mann re-create Muhammad Ali battling Ernie Terrell at the Astrodome in Ali (2001).

DGA Quarterly Drawing Board Moulin Rouge This file is a PDF
Summer 2014
Moulin Rouge

Having Nicole Kidman swing from the rafters in an early scene from Moulin Rouge (2001) required detailed planning by director Baz Luhrmann, with an assist from storyboard artist David Russell.

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Spring 2014
Raider's of the Lost Ark

A mysterious stream of energy is returned to the Ark in Ed Verreaux's storyboards for Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Winter 2014
Alien

Storyboards for Alien (1979) drawn by Ridley Scott, with his handwritten notes, show how the director visualized the first encounter with the extraterrestrial monster.

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Fall 2013
West Side Story

Saul Bass’ storyboards helped Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins get West Side Story (1961) off to a rousing start on the streets of New York.

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Summer 2013
The Ten Commandments

Cecil B. DeMille used epic staging and what was then state-of-the art special effects to show Moses parting the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments (1956), with an assist from storyboard artist Harold Michelson.

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Spring 2013
Apocalypse Now

Storyboards by Alex Tavoularis and Tom Wright map out Col. Kilgore’s attack on a beachfront in Vietnam while blasting “Ride of the Valkyries” in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now.

DGA Quarterly 2013 Drawing Board There Will Be Blood This file is a PDF
Winter 2013
There Will Be Blood

Shots for an oil well explosion and rescue are detailed in storyboards by Kevin MacCarthy for Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood.

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Fall 2012

Chris Bonura's storyboards helped director Robert Zemeckis meld archival and new footage in Forrest Gump.

Drawing Board James Board This file is a PDF
Summer 2012
Tomorrow Never Dies

Roger Spottiswoode uses storyboards to plot James Bond's escape from a Bangkok skyscraper in Tomorrow Never Dies.

Drawing Board Spider Man 2 This file is a PDF
Spring 2012
Spider-Man 2

In storyboards by Chris Buchinsky, Spidey battles Doc Ock on a speeding train in the climax of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2.

DGA Quarterly Winter 2012 Drawing Board Jurassic Park This file is a PDF
Winter 2012
Jurassic Park

CGI dinosaurs came alive for the first time in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park with an assist from storyboard artist David Lowery.

DGA Quarterly Fall 2011 This file is a PDF
Fall 2011
Inception

The dreamscape of Christopher Nolan's Inception was filled with odd angles and spinning rooms such as this one. Storyboards helped the director realize his vision for 500 visual effects shots.

DGA Quarterly Summer 2011 Drawing Board Star Wars This file is a PDF
Summer 2011
Star Wars

George Lucas mapped out where he was going in Star Wars with storyboards for everything from the opening credits to the climactic battle between the evil empire and the rebel forces.

DGA Quarterly Spring 2011 Drawing Board Spartacus This file is a PDF
Spring 2011
Spartacus

Famed title artist Saul Bass’ storyboards for Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus.

DGA Quarterly Winter 2010-11 Drawing Board This file is a PDF
Winter 2011
Gone With the Wind

Storyboards by William Cameron Menzies detail the burning of Atlanta scene from Gone With the Wind.

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Fall 2010
Transformers

Storyboards for Michael Bay’s Transformers visualized the battle between man and machine.

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Summer 2010
The Sound of Music

Storyboards for the "Do-Re-Mi" number in The Sound of Music show how Robert Wise carefully orchestrated the scene.

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Spring 2010
Gladiator

Storyboards by Sylvain Despretz for Ridley Scott’s Gladiator burst through the panels and suggest the intensity the director will ultimately deliver to the action.

DGA Quarterly Winter 2010 Drawing Board Psycho This file is a PDF
Winter 2010
Psycho

In this new column, the Quarterly presents Alfred Hitchcock's original storyboards for the famed shower sequence in Psycho.