We all watched a great 'how to' animated film about creating storyboards and then another one about types of camera movements. This included wide shots, mid shots and close ups as well as pan/tilts shots and tracking shots. Armed with this new-found knowledge we set about creating a storyboard each for our stories, trying to fit the whole story into 12 shots.
IMAGINING THE FILM
Storyboarding is the stage where you start to imagine your story in pictures. The creatives brains and budding directors got busy coming up with fantastic ways to represent the story visually and our storyboard sheets will be of great use when actually making the film as we use it to remember what shots we want to get and then tick them off when completed.
STICK PEOPLE ALLOWED!
It doesn't matter if you are a fantastic or terrible artist. The only thing that matters is that you can get the message of what you want to everybody else working on the film so they can help you achieve your vision! Therefore stick people drawings are definitely allowed ... just use the space underneath your picture to add words of explanation for the shot such as shot type, camera movement or other useful information about the scene. Our team of storyboarders were busy working on their pictorial masterpieces until the end of the session with one storyboard making its way home eagerly to be completed later. Good work!