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.
Beginner: Learn about shots types and composition, find out what to include in a storyboard and then illustrate your own
2.1 Storyboards for the beginner
Advanced: Learn about camera angles, how to use directional arrows for characters, and then enhance your storyboard through a digital storyboard tool
2.2 Storyboards for the advanced
Extension: Learn more about storyboard arrows and camera movement, and then create an animatic storyboard.