Planning Your Audio• Direct sound • Selective Sound – Live sound. – Add or remove sound – Not always ideal – Ex: ticking bomb• Studio sound • Sound Bridge – Recorded in studio – Continue across cut – Improve sound quality – Use for continuity – Eliminating ambient • Dubbed dialogue sound • Wildtrack (asynchronous) – Dubbed dialogue – Deliberately recorded – Can be mixed with live separately from scene and environmental sound then added
Scripting vs. Storyboarding• Script: • Storyboard – Written text of a stage – Series of panels on which a play, screenplay or broadcast set of sketches is arranged to depict the important changes of scene and action in a series of shots – A visual script
Considerations• Your Audience – Students? Parents? Young Children? Other?• Length of Film• Message – Persuasive? Informative? Entertaining?
Scripting• The dialogue and narration• The action• The talent• The scene and setting• The sound effects and music• The graphics and credits• The special props
Use the Script to• Coordinate location shots and plan sets• Choose the actors and actresses• Decide on props, graphics, sound effects and music• Assign production crew tasks
Why Storyboard?• Brainstorm ideas• Visualize finished product• Save time• Plan camera and sound (Production)• Plan edits (Post Production)• Keep everyone on the same page• Spot opportunities for camera shots
What to Include in Storyboard• Timing for each scene• Who will appear in each scene?• Camera Shots (Close up, two shot, wide, POV, etc)• Camera Movement (Pan, tilt, zoom, etc)• Lighting• Cuts and effects between scenes• Music and sound effects• Any special effects?• Number scenes and sections of storyboard
Keep in Mind the 5 W’s• Who?• What?• Where?• When?• Why?
Points to Remember• Storyboards don’t have to be perfect• Use simple sketches—stick figures, circles, lines, etc.• You may use a graphics drawing program or other application• Just depict major scenes.
What’s Next• Individual Storyboards• Team collaborates to create a script, storyboard and pitches to have it produced