Storyboards are one of the most essential steps when it comes to creating a quality video production, which is why video production companies invest so much time in ensuring that they come up with a solid storyboard before they begin filming. Like a script, a storyboard helps guide the production in terms of how scenes need to be arranged and what it’s ultimately going to look like. Storyboards are essentially just scripts for the video production team.
Now that you know just how important these storyboards are, you might be wondering how you can get started on creating one for your next production project. Our video production team here at Fusion 360 Studios can help you on your storyboarding journey, so here are some tips to help get you started.
Start with a Template
Before anything, you’re going to want to set up a template for your storyboard. Without a starting point, it can be hard to know what you should do first, but templates act as the starting point for any video production project. Usually, this template will just be a bunch of empty rectangles in which storyboard artists fill in shot by shot. You can make your own or you can find templates online that you could print out.
Add the Script
The reason video production companies spend so much time on storyboarding is because it’s so much more than just drawing pictures, it’s providing ideas and visuals for the director and scriptwriters. Sometimes, these images are accompanied by short blurbs that end up being used in the script. Under each rectangle, you should add a line of script or dialogue that corresponds with the specific scene. This will help in the next step — sketching out the story.
Once you’ve filled in your template with the script, you’re going to want to sketch out what each scene will look like. This will help your team know what they need to include for each scene in terms of props, actors and which location you should be shooting in.
No good storyboard is complete without notes. These small additions can go a long way in ensuring a smooth production, and they include things such as descriptions of what’s happening in each scene, camera angles, movements and special effects.
Video production companies understand the importance of a good storyboard, so if you need help bringing your next video idea to life, don’t hesitate to call us here at Fusion 360 Studios. We have our video production game on lock and we’re ready to help you create something revolutionary.