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Monday, February 1, 2010

From Word to Image - Book Review

Released January 2010

Page count: 248 pages

Size: 10” x 7”

From Word to Image, 2nd edition

(Text) By Marcie Begleiter

Published By Michael Wiese Productions

From Word to Image

- This review is in a series running this week and next, leading up to the Oscar nominations on Feb. 2nd. The series includes a profile of 8 books relating to past and present films, as well as the filmmaking process. Check out these titles to get a better understanding of what goes into the art of film.


From Word to Image 2nd Edition Book Review By Erin V.

From Word to Image is a fun book to read. The technical information is nicely balanced with stories from various film sets that the author worked on, as well as interviews with people on the production teams. Not only does this book give a look into the intricacies of the art world, but into the film business world as well.

Although 248 pages long, the text is a nice comfortable size, slightly larger than in some books, which means there’s no need to be intimidated by the page length. The book is shorter than it seems, as the more spaced formatting makes it very easy to read. Considering that this is a book on storyboarding, there are also many pictorial examples, including ch. 7, which is the chapter on colour, in colour.

An invaluable book for students of any art medium. The examples of the uses of colour, perspective, motion, and how to tell a story with pictures, is shown so simply here with the many visual examples. This book reads like an easy to follow class on storyboarding. A great intro to anyone wanting to get into the art field, or for a writer to understand more about thinking in visual images.


To find out more about From Word to Image, or other books, visit Michael Wiese Productions’ website here.

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