By Jon Foster

Several years ago, I was working in Italy at a small studio that had big aspirations and innovative ideas. The film was called Dear Anne, which was a new and inovative account of Anne Frank’s life . Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, the project could not be completed. The Director was Dario Picciau, a very young, idealistic, and talented man. To my great joy he involved me in almost all creative story-telling aspects of the film. Initially, we discussed the scenes at length in his office, and then later I was given the task of creating storyboards for the film. I still think fondly of the time sitting at my computer in Milan pouring over manuscript and trying to think like a director as well as an illustrator. I am still proud of this work. Actually, I think it is some of my best work. Below are some of my efforts…I hope you enjoy them as well.

Oh, and by the way, storyboarding is like boot camp for drawing!!!