For anyone interested in going into a storytelling profession, Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen is one of the best books to start reading. This concise guide by Steven D. Katz covers the visualization process: storyboarding an idea; staging the scene; camera movement and story flow. It's an incredibly helpful tool for those interested in the production industry, whether the job is in video games, animation or live-action film. Katz applies meticulous detail every step of the way and offers multiple examples of each technique he discusses. Shot by Shot is heavy and in-depth and a book heartily recommended by industry professionals.
An instant classic since its debut in 1991, Film Directing: Shot By Shot and its famous blue cover is one of the most well-known books on directing in the business, and is a favorite of professional directors as an on-set quick reference guide.