We will use this storyboard worksheet (PDF) during our workshop in class.
The excellent storyboard will contain as much detail as possible about the proposed finished product.
- Remember what you've read about storyboards in our textbook.
- Remember what you've read in the additional information about storyboards (including suggested software and examples of completed storyboards accompanying their corresponding completed videos) at "How To Create Storyboards".
- Storyboards should contain detailed information about the following elements:
- Movement by characters or objects
- Script / dialogue
- Soundtrack or sound effects
- Shooting angle
- Any other relevant element you will include
- Consider these questions as you create your storyboard:
- Is the initial setting or context clearly evident? How is each setting or segment change represented auditorially, visually, spatially, or linguistically—via intertitles, transitions, or other means?
- Is each character/interview/subject matter differentiated in some way (if it’s necessary to do so)?
- Are important character or object movements indicated? (For example, if it’s important that a character is seen rolling his or her eyes, have you used arrows around the eyeballs or something else to indicate that movement? Or if a car is supposed to exit the right side of the frame, how have you shown that?)
- Are snippets of major dialogue included underneath the storyboard visuals? If not, what are the key ideas that need to be expressed in each scene or segment?
- Are sound effects or musical scores noted (usually under the dialogue or scene)? Do you indicate what these audio elements will be and how long or loud they will be?