Wednesday, October 6, 2010

STUFF I'VE LEARNED ABOUT STORYBOARDING: EPISODE #1

Here are a few quick little tip sheets I put together for some of my friends who are currently doing storyboard tests and looking to get into boarding. I thought they might be worth posting here.






I think the most important thing to remember with storyboarding is that; anything and everything we can do visually will invoke a specific response from the audience. The key is to determine what exactly you want the audience to feel and then find the best way visually to achieve that reaction.

I hear a lot of people say "You can't do that cut" or "You are breaking the 180 line, you can't do that".... well obviously you can do it, because if you can draw it, you can do it. It's not that you "Can't" do something, it's that that "something" is confusing the audience, or isn't visually pleasing. Which are both appropriate critiques of a jump-cut or breaking the line, however not so much if that is the desired effect you hope to have on your audience.

There are no "right" or "wrongs" with storyboarding, only ways that work better than others. Figure out what you want to convey in a scene, and find the best way to present those ideas to your audience.

2 comments:

nate v said...

this is great! cant wait for more of these. many thanks!

chromasketch said...

cool stuff!