The Art of Storyboarding


“Storyboards have been essential to the success of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. … David Russell is a master of the craft.”
~ Robert Watts, Producer (Star Wars and Indiana Jones series)

David Russell is one of the film industry’s top storyboard and concept artists. Born in Los Angeles, and educated at the Art Center College of Design, Russell began his career on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Valued by top directors for his dynamic cinematic style and extensive technical knowledge, Russell created key sequences for over 80 features, which have earned over $7 billion at the box office and garnered 15 Oscar awards.

Russell has held numerous Master Class presentations on the art of storyboarding, including Focal(Switzerland), Binger Institute(The Netherlands), Norskfilm Utvikling(Norway), Griffith University/Bond University(Australia), Mefamo(Belgium) and many others. His original film artwork is included in collections of the Smithsonian Institute and Getty Museum(US).

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