Monday, April 14, 2008

Storyboarding basics

A storyboard describes the series of "shots" that is your film. Each "shot" contains information about for shot composition, camera positioning, location, and performance/story.

Here is a breakdown of the information to note in each shot:

- Sketch depicting basic composition of elements in the shot
- Indication of any subject movement

Camera Notations
- Shot type (Wide, Medium, Close-up)
- Indication of any camera movement

Environmental Notations
- Day or Night
- Interior or Exterior

Narrative Notations
- Any key dialog
- Any key sound/audio
- Any key mis-en-scene (colors, props, etc.)