STORYBOARDS

What are they?
(Some of the following is paraphrased from Pre-Production Video)
 A storyboard contains a rough sketch representation of a story.

It is essentially a timeline going from top to bottom, with the top occurring first.

Using a storyboard allows you to see what the scene will look like.

The storyboard method is also generally thought to provide the best overview of a production.

Uses
 1. Advertising  2. Web design  3. Cartoons  4. Music videos  5. TV Sitcom
 6. Movies  7. Short Stories  8. Novels  9. Political Ads  10. Goal Setting

WHAT A STORYBOARD LOOKS LIKE

 

(Pre-Production Video)

CREATING YOUR STORYBOARD

ASSIGNMENT: Create a storyboard as a precursor for a script.
OPTIONS
*creative advertisement,
* political propaganda or campaign,
* short story you create or have already written
* music video
Need Inspiration?
If you have trouble thinking up a story, check out the examples of storyboards at the end of this site to get you jump-started

STEPS FOR STORYBOARDING
Worksheet

1. MIND SET
Think of your story as a video.


2. SETTING
In your first frame show an overview of your primary setting. Let the setting help communicate the point you want to get across or the mood you want to set.

Example
It is an overcast and portentously stormy late afternoon by an unsettled sea.
Your characters are worried, confused and bad news is about to arrive.
Morning Tempest

 

It takes place in, around and in the vicinity of an ancient fortress in a strange,
primitive kingdom that is unfriendly to newcomers.

Aida

3. MAJOR IDEAS PORTRAYED
Make frames that show the 5 W's. This will help you fill in the main body of your story.
 Who:
 What:
 When:
 Where:
 Why:


4. IDENTIFY THE CHARACTERS
 protagonist (main character or hero/heroine name, characteristics and role)

 antagonist (against the protagonist, characteristics and role)


 

5. PLOT

 Problem:

 

 

 

 Climax:

 Resolution (How problem is solved- which can lead directly to your message):

 


6. MESSAGE

What is it that you are trying to point out?
What is important to you/your "story"?
** Lesson, moral, perspective on life or observation about life **
 



 

 

Sample Storyboard Sites


 1. Studio 1151
This site shows how to prepare storyboards for video productions
 2. Creative List.Com
Shows different storyboard writers and examples of their work
 3. Storyboard Artist Illustrator to Advertising Agencies
A variety of storyboard examples
 4. Storyboard Productions
This site presents storyboards using different mediums: photographs, oil paintings as well as for different venues like Web design and advertisements
 5. Movie Spoofs
Fun site shows storyboard ideas for ads using parodies, or spoofs, of famous movies like Mission Impossible and When Harry Met Sally
 6. Storyboard work on recent movies
Click on movie icons like The Matrix and Fight Club to see storyboard examples
 7. Famous Frames
The Home Page for #6, many types of storyboard examples are given
 8. The Storyboard
This site focuses on children's stories and using a flannel board
It is basically a commercial site to sell flannel board story sets
 9. Animatics and Storyboards
This will take you to examples of ads using storyboards. It includes Sam Spade and Spiderman. Shows different uses for storyboards: political campaigns,
 10. Pre-Production Video
How to storyboard - told with trying humor but used for this lesson plan