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How to create a storyboard before you shoot your video

20th Mar 2013

Original author: Sara Rego, Portugal

“Storyboard” might seem a very complicated word, but it is so simple and funny to do, that you will start doing that before you shoot your own videos. It is all about visual representation of your scenes using illustrations. Let’s try!

Create your story
First of all you need to create a script, a story that you want to tell to your audience. You can make it simple, but meaningful. Don’t forget to create it with a beginning, middle and end. Please always keep in mind what's your main objective and why are you shooting (for instance: inform your community about your project).

Prepare the material
Grab some sheets of white paper, or use your computer to do it. As you can see it in the example, divide the background into 6 or 8 equal parts. Each one of it will represent a scene. Inside of it you will draw a scene composition that will show the placement of items and actors that you want in your video. If you choose a paper, it is better to use a pencil, so you can change it whenever necessary.

Conclude your storyboard
Behind each box, add important information like where are you going to shoot, what is the action, how are you going to shoot, like for instance, "have a medium plan of a group of Scouts”. You can also add the time for that scene, dialogues if you have, and other information you might find relevant.

Just ensure that the storyboard reflects what you want to shoot in the video in a way that other people can understand it.

It's time to shoot!

Umit Savas Baran, Turkey
good work

Sara Rego, Portugal
thank you, Umit!

Atta Verin, Indonesia
We like this, Sara! Thank's a Zillion! *Scout hugs*

Sara Rego, Portugal
Thank you, Atta! could you please translate it to your language and share it with your friends? Yours in Scouting!

Andrianina Jérémie Ranaivomanantsoa, Madagascar
I like

Sara Rego, Portugal
Thank you, Andrianina!

Valery, Burundi

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