Modern storyboarding, the type we do now wasdeveloped at the Walt Disney Studio in the 1930s.
The first complete storyboardwas created for “Three Little Pigs,” in 1933. (Christopher Finch, The Art of Walt Disney, Abrams, 1973)
What is a Storyboard?A storyboard is a graphic organizer that helps you to plan and visualize what a project will look like. It is created in sequence from beginning to end.A good storyboard containsImages and narrative.
Why Use a Storyboard?Storyboarding takes place in the pre- production phase and if done well it will make your project easier to complete.Since the storyboard is donesequentially it helps yourteam to think about the stepsof the project.
The team will be able to see if thereare any gaps or if something hasbeen added that can be removed.Problems can be caught and fixedbefore a lot of work has been done.
Storyboarding can be used in:• Film making• Animation• Gaming• Web design• Presentation design
The benefits:• Helps with organization• Eliminates mistakes• Can help generate ideas• Helps weed out bad ideas• Can save money
What’s Included• Visuals: You do not have to be a great artist, rough sketches are okay, so are stick figures. Sketches should be recognizable.The storyboard does notneed to be in color. Use pencilso it’s easy to make changes.Do not be limited by the frame,you can draw outside of it.
Narrative• Includes directions for camera, crew and actors.• Some dialogue, if it is not huge amounts. If there is a lot of dialogue or it is a long project, there should be a separate script.
• Use titles, page numbers, scene numbers, panel numbers, etc. for organization.• Include camera shots, movements and angles.• Actions tell the actors what to do.• Notes for the camera and crew can be written outside the frame.
• FX: Add effects that will be included in post-production -- transitions, titles, sound effects, visual effects, etc.• Use arrows to show camera movements or actor movements.Click the camera for examples