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Storyboards 16 57-16

  1. 1. Storyboards <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is a Storyboard? <ul><li>By definition, a storyboard is your story in a visual form </li></ul><ul><li>It details the ‘keyframes’ of action in a given story </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why? <ul><li>The storyboard allows financiers to visualize a story that they may only have seen in written form </li></ul><ul><li>A storyboard ensures that all movie crew understand what is required in the shot </li></ul>
  4. 4. Storyboards <ul><li>Storyboards are found in all moving image productions (other than live events) </li></ul><ul><li>They prepare the crew with the needs/ demands of the director who furnishes ‘ the vision ’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Storyboard Tools <ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Synopsis/ Script </li></ul><ul><li>Direction from team (director, cameraman, cinematographer etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tips for Successful Storyboarding <ul><li>Drawing skills help, but are not essential </li></ul><ul><li>Vision! </li></ul><ul><li>A good understanding of camera framing </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate ideas amongst the team </li></ul>
  7. 7. Storyboard Format <ul><li>Big, medium, small- it’s up to you! </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity </li></ul><ul><li>The important thing is that nothing is left to chance on the day of shooting! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Storyboard
  9. 9. Storyboard Tip 1 <ul><li>Bring your world into 3 dimensions: </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting camera angles = interesting films </li></ul>
  10. 10. Storyboard Tip 2 <ul><li>Frame the shot to show emphasis on the character or moment in time: </li></ul>
  11. 11. Another Example:
  12. 12. Another Example
  13. 13. Storyboard Tip 2: <ul><li>Don’t cut the heads off your characters: </li></ul>
  14. 14. Showing Camera Movements <ul><li>Showing camera moves adds a dynamic element to your storyboarding and informs camera crew what is required for set-up: </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pan
  16. 16. Push, Drift, Truck
  17. 17. Transitions
  18. 18. Transitions 2
  19. 19. Focus <ul><li>What are we really looking at in the scene? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Focus 2 <ul><li>Another example: </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Camera Line
  22. 22. Shots (briefly!)
  23. 23. Shots Cont. <ul><li>Long Shot/ Establishing Shot: Tells audience where we are who is there and where they are in relation to each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Medium Shot: Used when characters become more important than places </li></ul><ul><li>Close Up: Emphasizing emotion or tense moments in the story. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Q&A <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul>