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What is a storyboard?
A storyboard is an illustrated way of connecting your script to the images that are going to appear in your video. It comes in 2 stages
An outline storyboard
A fully illustrated storyboard
What is an outline storyboard?
An outline storyboard is a text document - an outline of how your video might look.
You and your producer work on this collaboratively at an online storyboard meeting, with the script text presented on the left side of a table, and what images will be needed on the right side.
Please note: Each cell or line in the table will have a number. This is your Storyboard Number.
You discuss what image might be needed, and if it needs a caption you’ll write what the caption is.
The image may be a graphic, a photograph, some stock video, or video content that needs to be filmed.
It’s an outline illustration of your whole video.
How does the storyboard relate to the script?
Every relevant script phrase or sentence is matched off with an image description.
What do I need to bring to the outline storyboard meeting?
First, you need an early night so you’re completely fresh and creative :)
Bring your ideas. It’s ok if they’re crazy.
Someone else in the meeting will pick up the baton and convert your idea into a practical, affordable visual.
If it’s going to be related to anything you’ve already produced, bring samples, or a link if it’s a website, or other videos you’ve seen that you liked.
What’s the output from the meeting?
Outline storyboard approval
Reminder: the previous one was the script.
What happens once the outline storyboard is approved?
Once the storyboard is approved, and you supply all the requested materials, then 2-3 still images of sample artwork will be created, so you can see what it’s going to look like, and approve it.