Friday, April 29th, 2022

Storyboarding: Part 1

Based on what we learnt in class:

  • go into your ‘storytelling mode’ – create engaging, interesting shots (#1 rule: do not bore your audience!)
  • play with different compositions and perspectives, lighting and shadow.
  • when there’s more than one person in the scene, keep the same person on the left, and the same person on the right, do not disorient your audience.

Complete the following exercise.

Save the below storyboard template, along with the sample script. Open the template in your drawing program of choice.

Read the script over a couple of times and imagine the scene in your mind, and how the story would look. Then plot out each scene within the storyboard template. In your drawing program, add a new layer above the ‘template’ layer, add as many new layers as needed for additional ‘pages’ to draw (as shown in class). Save each page as a .jpg and email me your storyboards to: – if you have more than 2 ‘pages’, please write the page number on the top.

Tip to remember: Do not use color, and do not make your images perfect. Storyboards are simply to describe your idea for a scene – a way of communicating your vision.

We will go over your storyboards in our next class – 1 week from today – please email your storyboards in at least one full day prior to our class.



Storyboard Template:

Sample Script:

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Short video examples: