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Storyboarding

  1. 1. Storyboarding
  2. 2. What is a Storyboard? <ul><li>A graphical representation of the camera shots in a sequence, connected together to create a narrative flow. </li></ul><ul><li>Similar in appearance to a comic strip. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Storyboard for? <ul><li>It allows the director to visualise the flow of camera shots and sets. </li></ul><ul><li>The process helps the director to decide the sequences of shots, the movement of actors, camera directions and lighting directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Used for discussions between the director and cinematographer/director of photography, to decide how the shots need to be acted and shot. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Does a Storyboard Look Like? <ul><li>Each shot is drawn as a frame. </li></ul><ul><li>Each frame is annotated with brief information about settings, actions, camera angles, shots types, camera movement and editing notes. </li></ul><ul><li>The frames are often connected together with words or symbols. </li></ul>
  5. 6. How are Storyboards Used? <ul><li>The director and production designer will discuss how to achieve the right look and feel. </li></ul><ul><li>A storyboard artist will draw up the directors rough storyboards. </li></ul><ul><li>The director discusses these storyboards with the cinematographer/director of photography. </li></ul>Pre-Production (before shooting)
  6. 7. How are Storyboards Used? <ul><li>The storyboards are given to all of the crew so they know what is needed for each shot. </li></ul>Production (during shooting)
  7. 8. How are Storyboards Used? <ul><li>The editors use the storyboards as a blueprint of the original intentions of the director. </li></ul><ul><li>The editors use the storyboards as a framework against which changes can be judged. </li></ul>Post-Production (after shooting)
  8. 9. How do I Draw a Storyboard? <ul><li>Angle (straight-on, high, low) </li></ul><ul><li>Level (canted/level) </li></ul><ul><li>Height (low/high) </li></ul>Framing & Distance <ul><li>Long shot </li></ul><ul><li>Mid shot </li></ul><ul><li>Close up </li></ul><ul><li>Over the shoulder shot </li></ul><ul><li>Point of View </li></ul><ul><li>Two shot </li></ul>
  9. 10. What Does Each Frame Contain? <ul><li>Frame/shot number </li></ul><ul><li>Camera direction </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Camera angle </li></ul><ul><li>Shot type </li></ul><ul><li>Editing notes </li></ul><ul><li>Frame connector </li></ul>

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