This is an activity that will teach you how to take an idea or story and turn it into a storyboard. This is exactly what the big movie companies do when they make their movies!
Wikipedia says storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of previsualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence, including website interactivity.
You will follow a simple path to creating your own storyboard. You can use this activity over and over as you make your videos or animations. Just follow the steps, submit the storyboard that you created, and you will be good to go onto the next step!
The most important thing to do when storyboarding is to have a good idea and a script to work from. Don't start this process until you do! If you don't have a script, check out the Script Writing activity.
- Think through your script. Begin to break it into pieces. You might want to do this with friends and maybe with a witeboard or a bunch of sticky notes that you can write down the pieces on.
- Order these pieces to fit your script. Make sure that each piece is short. Not longer than a few minutes and usually all happening in one place.
- Continue to work through this until the whole script has been captured.
- Now create the actual storyboard. This can be done by hand on paper or on the computer. Either way will work. Below are some examples for how to do this.
- Optionally you can create an audio track that goes along with your storyboard. Talk through the storyboard, what is happening in each. Include the most relevant dialog from the script. Then play this back and follow along with the storyboard to make sure that everythign is captured.
- Now upload our storyboard. If was done on paper, scan it into the computer.
Congratulations, you are done!