Storyboarding is an important part in establishing any film, video, animation or even games. The idea is to portray the key points that feature in the film in a way that tells the story in all of its detail.
This includes the different filming angles and techniques to be used, a short written description of what is happening in the frame and basic or complex drawings or pictures that portray the frame.
Some important terms to remember….
Storyboard: A storyboard is an important phase in planning a story and refining an idea so that all consideration for necessary narrative and angles are ready for actually shooting.
Script: The written narrative of a play or film/story. It is the pre-planned copy of what will take place.
Draft Animatic: A preliminary animation of a story consisting of drawings or images of the key frames of the story.
Equipment/Prop List: The prop list is a record of all the required equipment in order to carry out the filming as intended in the script.
Wardrobe list: The list of wearable props that will fit with the narrative defined in the script and storyboard.
Production Schedule/ Timeline: The planned time for each section of preparation, filming and finalising that allows the project to be completed timeously. A sheet issued to cast and crew to show what times they are required to be on set.