Fans of cinematic legend Alfred Hitchcock are probably familiar with the director's dedication to precise and detailed storyboards for nearly all of the key scenes from his classic works, from horror classics Psycho and The Birds to groundbreaking thrillers like Vertigo, Spellbound and Shadow of a Doubt.
Filmmaker IQ, a site dedicated to online courses, studies and essays on classic cinema, has posted an eye-popping collection of storyboards from thirteen of Hitch's landmark productions.
Although he had developed an extensive background as a draftsman and commercial artist before he ever stepped behind a camera, Hitchcock chose to hire dedicated illustrators to storyboard his films – including famous title designer Saul Bass, who not only created the iconic Psycho title sequence, but also drafted the boards for the film's infamous shower murder.
Filmmaker IQ not only presents large-format scans of storyboards from these and many more immortal titles, but also offers a side-by-side comparison between the drawings and the finished scenes.
So get some popcorn and settle in for the coolest film class ever... but before you go, check out the 30 Second Bunnies' hilarious tribute to The Birds!