Introduction to Storyboarding is a crash course in creating storyboards for film and TV. Storyboards are the first visualization of a film and an important tool for all departments. They provide concrete ideas in a form that can be quickly and easily evaluated and discussed by the entire production staff. They are the most cost effective design tool available for planning and distributing information to the various departments of a project.
Although most often they are used by the director and camera department, storyboarding can be done for any department of the production. The types of storyboards to be drawn vary with the department requesting them, as each department has its own needs and goals.
This 2-day course will add storyboarding to your arsenal of pre-production tools to help you better plan for your movie’s production. You will learn how to apply this tool in the pre-visualization of your projects, as well as learn some basic drawing skills. A scene from a script will be workshopped in class, cementing the skills and concepts taught.
You will learn, among other things:
- Where and when to apply storyboarding to your process
- How to read storyboards
- How to apply basic traditional drawing principles to your boards
- Mapping out camera placement, actions, and dynamic frames
- The various types of storyboards and their uses
Artistic skill is not required and will not be critiqued. By just using stick figures, storyboards can still effectively communicate all required information.