Ben Wooten, the conceptual artist and production designer for Lord of the Rings, says that “Better design work is done when we all work together swapping ideas. That makes it far more realistic and far more successful. No one works in a vacuum.” In short, everyone is a member of a vital creative team, all working toward one major goal: producing a viable yet commercially successful fi lm product. The storyboard artist starts in collaboration with the producer, the director, the production designer/art director and even the lighting designer. Pre-visualization is the new catch phrase, and the storyboard artist is the main interpreter of that concept.