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Star Wars Storyboard (board 59)

A storyboard is an illustration view of a movie. This technical document help to foreseen the shooting during the pre-production.

These days, the animated storyboards are more and more used during the pre-production (they are called «Animatics »). But in 1975 during the making of Star Wars, some designers drew the storyboards. These ones have to use some skills to draw them very quickly and with the perfect details for the scene. Their techniques and tools are simple but very efficient (most of the time it’s a pen and ink drawing on paper or velin).

For Star Wars, four designers had been involved under the direction of Joe Johnston. There were Gary Myers, Paul Huston, Steve Gawley et Ronnie Sheperd. These drawings can be copy to be used by the different teams during the movie or to be enhanced with some details.
The storyboard of the Archives was drawn by Joe Johnston in 1975 on velin.

The storyboard shown here is about the shot of the scene when the Millenium Falcon try to escape from the Death Star. Four Tie-fighters engage the pirate spaceship. The victory is for the rebels this time but the real battle will take place elsewhere...

 

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Inventory number : ASF-SWA008