Line of Sight and Sizing
Updated: 12/29/2016
Line of Sight and Sizing
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Storyboarding Tips on Perspective

by Sarah Laroche

Incorporating a three-dimensional property like depth into a two-dimensional plane (a storyboard for example) can be difficult, but there are some tips and tricks to help create the illusion of depth. Depth is always illusory in a 2-D space (photos, drawings), which are flat. Our brains are built for 3-D environments though. They take cues from lighting, shadows size, and angles in order to interpret our distance to objects, and we can apply these tricks to a 2-D medium with perspective, thereby tricking our brains into seeing distance and depth in a storyboard.

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Storyboard Description

Line of Sight and Sizing - Using perspective with foreground, middle ground, and background

Storyboard Text

  • The red line is the line of sight. The farther a person or object is away (above the line) the smaller it will be. However, if it is closer (below the line) it will become bigger.