Having a great story means having an engaging plot and relatable characters. When you see the plot of a film unfold, you might not be so aware of the underlying themes, dialogue or actions that are driving the story forward. If it moves you in some way, then the story and all its components have done their job.
I have recently had the pleasure of being involved behind the scenes at Screentakes, Character and Theme-focused Screenplay Analysis. Jennine Lanouette, has been doing just that for many years and has put together an informative series of eBooks that are in-depth analyses of a variety great films, such as African Queen, Thelma & Louise and Kramer vs. Kramer. I was commissioned to help with cover illustration and create a series of storyboards that are used as visual aids in her analysis.
Here is one cover I illustrated:
Some storyboard illustration examples:
Here is a Sample Chapter of Lanouette’s Thelma & Louise eBook that includes some of my storyboard drawings (click image below to go to linked page):