What Cinematographers Can Learn from Comic Book Artists

“In art school I taught a course called the Cinematography in Comics, and my first lesson to the class was: ‘alright everybody, there isn’t any cinematography in comics. Now let’s move on.'”

“You will get shot down, you will get let go, you will get rejected…filmmaking being such a beautiful experience and field to work in, and absolutely suicidal.” – Sarah Thomas Moffat, Cinematographer, CSC

Welcome to the first episode of Raindance Step & Repeat, a video series for independent filmmakers who want to make a living telling stories.

Celebrated comic artist and writer Ty Templeton explains, “In art school I taught a course called the Cinematography in Comics, and my first lesson to the class was: ‘alright everybody, there isn’t any cinematography in comics.  Now let’s move on.'”

Wait – aren’t comic books basically just storyboards? Isn’t that why comics have been adapted into films since the 1940s and comic-book-franchises-cum-blockbusters dominate the box office?…

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