Storyboard Guide

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Storyboard Guide

  1. 1. What is Storyboarding?» Storyboarding is the process ofproducing sketches of the shots youare going to animate.» The end result looks like comic bookof your film(without the speechbubbles).
  2. 2. What if you cant draw?» Look at storyboards byHitchcock or Spielberg youhave to admit that they cantdraw.» They would uses professionalstoryboard artists.» You just need it be able tocreate an image well enoughto use the storyboard whenfilming.
  3. 3. Still Pictures That move» Use Arrows - Draw in an arrowpointing into shot to show thecameras movement.» Use arrows to show the charactersmovement.» What about a zoom in? From eachcorner draw in arrows pointing tothe centre, draw in a new smallerframe to show the end of the zoom.
  4. 4. Still Pictures That Move» Generally I try use thick white arrows toshow camera moves and thin blackarrows to show objects moving.
  5. 5. Struggle to Draw People?» You can use wooden mannequinsto help you draw people in difficultposes. Eg:Mannequins Final Footage
  6. 6. Tips» Keep the area you have to draw small. Itallows you to draw much faster. Thepictures become more like doodles thanworks of art.» Use a template.» Sketch in pencil so you can make changeseasily, you can always ink in forphotocopying.» Use notes to help describe what is beingseen in the shot.» Put transitions in between each frame.
  7. 7. Remember» Drawing storyboards is an excellent way to keepmotivated, to show youre organised and to leteveryone else know whats going on in yourhead.» Storyboards arent there to constrain you. Theyare there to back you up during filming.

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