1. What is a Storyboard

First things first! Storyboards are a series of thumbnail images that act as a planning document for your overall animation project.

Each thumbnail image is part of what is known as a shot. The storyboard shots themselves can have a variety of different information including:

  • the scene and shot number

  • shot descriptions

  • voice-over

  • sound effects

  • and most importantly: the thumbnail

Shot description language can include a variety of information from explaining what assets will appear and the composition of the frame, to the point of view and the transition style.

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Shots are strung together to create scenes, which in turn create a whole animation.

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A storyboard isn’t meant to be a completed masterpiece. It doesn’t have to be pretty, it simply has to communicate a concept!

Ess Joelle Okemow