Sunday, July 10, 2016

Akira Kurosawa’s Hand-Painted Storyboards

Before Akira Kurosawa became an iconic filmmaker he was an aspiring painter. When he became a film director he found that drawing rough sketches was often a useful means of explaining ideas to his staff.
“I cannot help but be fascinated by the fact that when I tried to paint well, I could only produce mediocre pictures but when I concentrated on delineating the ideas for my films, I unconsciously produced works that people find interesting.”
Open Culture compares canvas to celluloid:

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