What Are Storyboards?

Storyboards allow someone to bring their creativity to paper and really understand the flow of their project. Storyboarding is a way to organize the project visually. Not everyone is super excited about reading through a document trying to visualize what is actually going on, so a storyboard is a great way to show others ideas and how something is going to work. Everyone storyboards differently, and to say there is a set way to do it would trump the very purpose of storyboarding. However, as a general rule, storyboarding includes a set of thumbnail drawings that walk through the course of the project. These drawings can be big, they can be small, they can align vertically or horizontally. It really is up to the discretion of the person creating the storyboard. When planning out a script, for example, a storyboard could include each scene and shots for those scenes that will be used throughout the film. In web design, storyboarding would include different states that the site would actually be in. There could be a thumbnail sketch for the login and a sketch for the actual interface. Every page could be its own thumbnail. It really is up to the person storyboarding to determine how they use the information or how they portray it. Share