What is a storyboard?
A storyboard is a shot-by-shot visual plan that shows what a film will look like before the film is shot.
The storyboard acts as a visual guide to the team shooting the film.
Here you’ll learn about what storyboards are used for, why they’re important, and how to create them.
You can create storyboards in a variety of ways. We recommend starting by hand if you're new to storyboard, and then move on to using a free digital storyboarding tool called Storyboarder.
Watch the video below before jumping into one of the storyboard lessons.
For those new to storyboards.
What you’ll do: Create a short storyboard from selected shots.
What you’ll find about: What to include in a storyboard, and how to create a short storyboard.
1.1 Storyboards for the beginner
For those with some experience with storyboards but who want create longer and more detailed storyboards.
What you’ll do: Create a long storyboard using a digital storyboard tool
What you’ll find about: How to complete a long storyboard and how to use Storyboarder and its basic tools, and how to use arrows in storyboards for character movement.
1.2 Storyboards for the advanced
For those who have experience with storyboards, but are looking to extend their skills.
What you’ll do: Create an animatic storyboard.
What you’ll find about: More ways to use directional arrows in storyboards, how to make a really effective storyboard, and how to create a timed animatic in Storyboarder.