What is Storyboarding?


Storyboarding is the process/sequence of illustrations, drawings, or images that show what each shot of each scene will contain in a film, animation, etc. This serves as a visual aid for the whole crew, such as directors and producers, to see the whole story they are trying to tell before the shooting begins.

A storyboard is an extremely useful tool in the filmmaking process no matter what type. It’s essential to have the creative team on the same page and be able to plan out the structure of the narrative, pacing, and even the visual style they want the project to have. Storyboards can also be used to show other team members or clients what you are envisioning for whatever type of project you’re working on.


This first storyboard example is from Jurassic Park. 

Jurassic Park Storyboard images for storyboarding blog post

by David Lowery




Another example is from Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix.


Harry Potter storyboard for the order of the pheonix movie

by Jim Cornish for David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



How Do I Create a Storyboard?


Creating a storyboard can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Even if you’re not an artist, you can still get your point across with smaller doodles or images you find online.



You can read the previous blog about Scriptwriting here!

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